Denise Jean-Louis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr. Denise Jean-Louis’s area of expertise is in Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry. Her research interests include natural product drug discovery with a focus on anticancer agents and antioxidants. She has co-authored several peer-reviewed manuscripts on the medicinal chemistry and biology of anticancer and central nervous system agents.
Education and Credentials
- Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
- B.S. in Chemistry and Food Chemistry, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
- Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Iowa
- Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Kansas
View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons »
- Alkaloids, Oxasqualenoids, Quassinoids and Protolimonoids from Castela, Esenbeckia and Spathelia (Denise S. Simpson) Faculty Dissertations (2005)
Evaluation of the Anticancer Activity of Bioactive Fraction G Extracted from Pavetta crassipes in Malignant Brain Tumor Cell Lines (Rachel M. Wilcox, Eric Huseman, Stacy Lin, et al.) American Journal of Phytomedicine and Clinical Therapeutics (2017)
The Antiproliferative and Apoptotic Effects of Apigenin on Glioblastoma Cells (Trevor Stump, Brittany Santee, Lauren P. Williams, et al.) The Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology (2017)
Pharmacology and Anti-Addiction Effects of the Novel κ Opioid Receptor Agonist Mesyl Sal B, a Potent and Long-Acting Analogue of Salvinorin A (B. Simonson, A. S. Morani, A. W. M. Ewald, et al.) British Journal of Pharmacology (2015)
The Effect of Luteolin on Human Glioblastoma (David M. Anson, Samson Amos, Robert L. Paris, et al.) The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2016)
- Interests: Hiking, reading, music, basketball, track and field
- Why Cedarville: The students, staff, and faculty share my passion for helping the underserved.