patrick still


Patrick C. Still, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Organic Chemistry
Phone: 310-243-3773
Office: NSM B-302
Lab Webpage:

University of California, Santa Cruz, Postdoctoral Researcher 
Ph.D. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
B.Sc. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Research Interests
My background in natural products chemistry and organic structure analysis has directed my research interests towards the isolation, spectroscopic structure elucidation, and biological testing of chemical compounds from diverse organismal sources. Continuing interests include dietary supplement regulation, ethnomedicinal uses of tropical plants, and applying chemometrics to analyze problems in natural products chemistry. 


Chemistry-310 - Organic Chemistry I

Chemistry-312 - Organic Chemistry II

Topics in Medicinal Chemistry (TBA)

Recent Publications

Christine M. Theodore, Nicholas Lorig-Roach, Patrick C. Still, Tyler A. Johnson, Joshua A. Schwochert,Marija Drašković, Cassandra N. Naphen, Mitchell S. Crews, Simone A. Barker, Steven L. Loveridge,Frederick A. Valeriote,Walter M. Bray,R. Scott Lokey, Hsiau W. Lee,and Phillip Crews. (2015). Biosynthetic Products from a Nearshore-Derived Gram-Negative Bacterium Enable Reassessment of the Kailuin Depsipeptides. Journal of Natural Products 78: 441-452.

Patrick C. Still, Tyler A. Johnson, and Phillip Crews (2014). Scrutinizing the Scaffolds of Marine Biosynthetics from Different Source Organisms: Gram-Negative Cultured Bacterial Products Enter Center Stage. Journal of Natural Products 77: 690-702. (Invited review article)

Lynette Bueno Pérez, Patrick C. Still, C. Benjamin Naman, Yulin Ren, Li Pan, Hee-Byung Chai, Esperanza J. Carcache de Blanco, Tran Ngoc Ninh, Bui Van Thanh, Steven M. Swanson, Djaja D. Soejarto, and A. Douglas Kinghorn (2014). Investigation of Vietnamese Plants for Potential Anticancer Agents. Phytochemistry Reviews 1-13. 

Patrick C. Still, Bitna Yi, Ryan Pavlovicz, Tatiana F. González-Cestari, Li Pan, Hee-Byung Chai, Tran Hgoc Ninh, Djaja D. Soejarto, Chenglong Li, James R. Fuchs, Dennis McKay, and A. Douglas Kinghorn (2013). Alkaloids from Microcos paniculata L. With Cytotoxic and Nicotinic Receptor Antagonistic Activities. Journal of Natural Products 76: 243-249.

Yulin Ren, Min Wei, Patrick C. Still, Shunzong Yuan, Youcai Deng, Xiaozhuo Chen, Klaus Himmeldirk, A. Douglas Kinghorn, and Jianhua Yu (2012). Synthesis and Antitumor Activity of Ellagic Acid Peracetate. ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters 3: 631-636. 

David M. Lucas, Patrick C. Still, Lynette Bueno Pérez, Michael R. Grever, and A. Douglas Kinghorn (2010). Potential of Plant-Derived Natural Products in the Treatment of Leukemia and Lymphoma. Current Drug Targets 11: 812-822. (Invited review article)

Wan-Ling Chiu, Gerald A. Peters, Germain Levieille, Patrick C. Still, Sarah Cousins, Bruce Osborne, and Jeff Elhai (2003). Nitrogen Deprivation Stimulates Symbiotic Gland Development in Gunnera manicata. Plant Physiology 139:224-230.