Marcy Balunas

Associate Professor, Pharmacy


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

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
Marcy Balunas
Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-3051
Fax(860) 486-6857
Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut
Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences
69 N. Eagleville Rd
Storrs, CT 06269
Office LocationPBB 630
CampusStorrs Campus