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Department ofChemistry and Biochemistry


Owen Gooding

Director of Laboratory Operations, Daly Science Center

 Degree Information

 BS in Chemistry, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
 MS in Organic Chemistry, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
 Postgraduate Studies, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

 Job Responsibilities

 Management of the departmental laboratory support team
 Providing training, maintenance, and repair of departmental analytical instrumentation
 Management of the department's Environmental Health and Safety Program


  • Gooding, O.W.; Voladri, R.; Bautista, A.; Hopkins, T.; Huisman, G.; Jenne, S.; Ma, S.; Mundorff, E.C.; Savile, M.M. "Development of  a Practical Biocatalytic Process for R)-2-Methylpentanol" Org.Proc. R & D2010 14,1, 119-126>
  • Gooding, O.W. "Process Optimization using Combinatorial Design Principles: Parallel Synthesis and Design of Experiments"  Curr. Opin. Chem. Biol.  2004, 8: 297-304.
  • Bhattacharyya, S.; Gooding, O.W.; Labadie, J. "Expedient synthesis of secondary amines bound to indole resin and cleavage of resin-bound urea, amide and sulfonamide under mild conditions"  Tetrahedron Lett.2003, 44, 32:  6099-6102
  • Vo, L.; Cuila, J.; Gooding, O.W. "Chemical Development on the Chiral Auxiliary (S)-4-Phenylmethyl-2-oxazolidinone Utilizing Automated Synthesis and DoE"  Org. Proc. R&D 2003, 7, 4, 514-520.
  • Bhattacharyya, S.; Sana, S.; Gooding, O.W.; Labadie, J.  "Polymer-supported triacetoxyborohydride: a novel reagent of choice for reductive amination"   Tetrahedron Lett. 2003 44, 32, 4957-4960.