Meghan R. Johnston

Meghan R. Johnston

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Brownson Hall, Room 117
Mon. & Thurs., 10:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m
meghan.johnston@mville.edu
1 (914) 323-5332

About Me

Dr. Meghan Johnston is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Manhattanville. After receiving a B.S. in both Chemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Connecticut, Dr. Johnston earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Northeastern University in Boston. Subsequently, she taught at SUNY Cortland as a Visiting Assistant Professor before accepting a tenure-track position at Manhattanville College. Dr. Johnston’s research interests reside at the interface of Chemistry and Biology, focusing on Organic Synthesis facilitated by Biocatalysis. Her research has been published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry, Chemistry and Biology, and The Journal of Proteome Research.

Current Courses
Organic Chemistry I with Lab (Summer 1 & Fall)
Organic Chemistry II with Lab (Summer 2 & Spring)
Senior Evaluation (Fall)
Research (Spring)
Professional History
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Manhattanville College
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
2012-2014
SUNY-Cortland
Education
Ph.D., Northeastern University
B.S., University of Connecticut
Feature Publications

Research Paper

Author
Advances in Fatty Acid Analysis for Clinical Investigation and Diagnosis using GC/MS Methodology

J. Biochem. Analyt. Stud. 2017, 3(1), 1-11.

Research Paper

Author
"Bio-catalyzed Regioselective Synthesis in Undergraduate Organic Laboratories: Multi-step Synthesis of 2-Arachidonoylglycerol."

J. Chem. Educ. 2016, 93, 2080-2083.

Research Paper

Co-author
"Assay and Inhibition of Diacylglycerol Lipase Activity"

Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2012, 22, 4585.

Research Paper

Co-author
"A Methodology for Radiolabeling of the Endocannabinoid 2-Arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG)"

Journal of Organic Chemistry 2011, 76, 2049-2055.

Research Paper

Co-author
"The Preparation of 2-O-[1’-14C]arachidonoyl-1-O-stearoyl-sn-glycerol"

Journal of Labeled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals 2009, 52, 324-326.

Research Paper

Co-author
"Full Mass Spectrometric Characterization of Human Monoacylglycerol Lipase Generated by Large-Scale Expresssion and Single-Step Purification"

Journal of Proteome Research 2008, 7, 2158-2164