Marcy Balunas


Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Educational Background

  • B.A. University of Rochester, Chemistry & Biology
  • M.S. State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Plant Ecology
  • Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago, Pharmacognosy
  • Postdoctoral Training: Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Smithsonian Tropical Research
    Institute, Marine Natural Products Chemistry

Research Interests

  • Selectivity-based anti-parasitic and anti-cancer drug discovery from marine bacteria
  • Synthetic modifications of natural product isolates
  • Elicitation of silent biosynthetic pathways in cold-obligate and tunicate-associated bacteria
March Balunas UConn School of Pharmacy
Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-3051
Fax(860) 486-6857
Mailing Address69 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3092 Storrs, Connecticut 06269-3092
Office LocationSchool of Pharmacy, Room 630