Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Jennifer Meyer

Jennifer Meyer

My research interests lie at the intersection of chemistry and biology – more specifically on the roles of antioxidants in metabolic disorders. Pterostilbene is a naturally occurring antioxidant found in high concentrations in blueberries and has been implicated in reducing oxidative stress in a variety of cell types.  Additionally, research has shown that synthetic derivatives of pterostilbene exacerbate the effects of pterostilbene alone in some cell types.  Currently, my research group is interested in synthesizing pterostilbene derivatives and determining their potential antioxidant activities and determining the ability of naturally occurring pterostilbene and the synthetic derivatives to impact various cell types’ abilities to handle oxidative stress.



  • Michigan State University

Bachelor's of Science

  • Central Michigan University


  • CHEM 1150 - Integrated Chemistry for Health Sciences (PS)
  • CHEM 3510 - Biochemistry I
  • CHEM 3515 - Biochemistry I Lab
  • CHEM 4800 - Independent Research


Jennifer Meyer

Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry


Phone: 435-879-4283

Office: SET 428