Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences

Dr. Timothy M. Trygstad, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
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                        Office: Science Center 3304
                        Phone:  (218) 723-6138
                        Fax:  (218) 733-2252
                        E-mail:  trygstad@css.edu
                        Address:  1200 Kenwood Ave.
                                         Duluth, MN 55811

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Fall 2015 Schedule

 Dr. Trygstad's Courses:

CHM 1010:  Everyday Chemistry
CHM 1020:  Gen. & Org. Chem. for Health Sci.
CHM 1070:  General Chemistry II Tutorial
CHM 1110:  General Chemistry I
CHM 1120:  General Chemistry II
CHM 2200:  Organic Chemistry I
CHM 2210:  Organic Chemistry II
CHM 3220:  Intermediate Organic Chemistry
CHM 4060:  Undergraduate Research
CHM 4999:  Research Paper & Presentation

Periodic Table
IR Absorbance Bands
1H NMR Chemical Shifts
13C NMR Chemical Shifts
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Dr. Trygstad's Academic Background:

Dr. Trygstad's post-secondary education began at St. Olaf College, where he earned his B.A. as a double major in Chemistry and Biology in May of 2002.  He then attended graduate school in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, earning his Ph.D. in the summer of 2007.  While at the University of Minnesota, he conducted research focused on natural products organic synthesis under the direction of Prof. Craig J. Forsyth, Ph.D.  His Ph.D. Thesis is entitled:  Versatile Synthesis of the C3-C14 Domain of 7-Deoxyokadaic Acid and Strategic Analogues.

Dr. Trygstad joined the Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences at The College of St. Scholastica as an Assistant Professor in August of 2007.  He subsequently was granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor in 2013.  His current research focuses on the development of undergraduate organic chemistry instructional laboratory experiments, with particular focus on substitution reactions of allylic systems.  Dr. Trygstad's research activities also include a collaberation with Dr. Venkatram Mereddy from the College of Pharmacy and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, with a focus on novel small-drug development for high-risk cancer treatment.

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