Meghan R. Johnston

Meghan R. Johnston

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Brownson Hall, Room 117
In-person office hours are suspended. Please email for a virtual or phone appointment.
meghan.johnston@mville.edu
(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
Introduction to Chemistry (Fall)
Chemistry for Nursing (Fall)
Organic Chemistry I with lab (Fall)
Senior Evaluation (Fall)
Organic Chemistry II with lab (Spring)
Forensic Chemistry (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
Synthesis and Characterization of Substrates for Grafting Polymers Used in Medical Plastics

Chemical Data Collections 2021, 31, 100621

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Chemistry of Cannabis: An Interdisciplinary Course

Journal of Chemical Education 2020, 97(12), 4311

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

Journal of Biochemistry and Analytical Studies 2017, 3(1), 1-11

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

Journal of Chemical Education 2016, 93, 2080-2083

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Co-author
Assay and Inhibition of Diacylglycerol Lipase Activity

Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters 2012, 22, 4585

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

Journal of Organic Chemistry 2011, 76, 2049-2055

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

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

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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