Amy M. Deveau



University of Virginia



Stonehill College


Post-Doctoral Training

Chemistry Department (synthetic organic)

University of Vermont




Small molecule design


& spectroscopic characterization; synthesis of biologically active

nitrogen-containing heterocycles with applications to chemotherapy and pain; the design and synthesis of exotic amino acids; total synthesis of natural p


Current Research

I presently have three ongoing research projects in my laboratory: (1) the design and semisynthesis of novel opioid derivatives for the treatment of pain and addiction; (2) the design and synthesis of novel DNA intercalators; (3) the development of greener methods for organic synthesis and their pedagogical application.

Research Interests

medicinal chemistry

Selected Publications

Andrea L. Pelotte, Ryan M. Smith, Mario Ayestas, Christina M. Dersch, Edward J. Bilsky, Richard B. Rothman, Amy M. Deveau. Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of 6_-Naltrexol Analogs, and Their Selectivity for In Vitro Opioid Receptor Subtypes. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 2009, 19, 2811-2814.

Amy M. Deveau, Nancy E. Costa, Elizabeth M. Joshi, Timothy L. Macdonald. Synthesis of Carboline Homodimers, and Evaluation in In Vitro Carcinoma Lines. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters 2008, 18, 12, 3522-3525.

H.D. Jain, C. Zhang, S. Zhou, H. Zhou, J. Ma, X. Liu, X. Liao, Amy M. Deveau, Christine M. Dieckhaus, Michael A. Johnson, Kirsten S. Smith, Timothy L. Macdonald, H. Kakeya, H. Osada and James M. Cook. Synthesis and structure_activity relationship studies on tryprostatin A, a potent inhibitor of breast cancer resistance protein. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry 2008, 16, 4626-4651.

Research Topics

Amy Deveau

Amy M. Deveau


Ph.D., Chemistry

Assistant Chair

Associate Professor, Chemistry

Morgane Hall

(207) 602-2813