Dr. Lyndon West


Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Ph.D., Victoria Univ. of Wellington, New Zealand

Contact Information
Phone: (561) 297-0939
Email: lwest@fau.edu

Lab: https://westnatprodgroup.wordpress.com/

Research Interests

Discovery of pharmacologically-active metabolites from marine invertebrates, anti-cancer and anti-microbial agents, use of stem cells in developing new drugs for cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases and development of novel approaches for the separation and characterization of marine natural products to accelerate the discovery of drug leads

Recent Publications

Roche, S.; Scesa, P.; Wangpaichitr, M.; Savaraj, N.; West, L. M. Kinetic Dearomatization Strategy for an Expedient Biomimetic Route to the Bielschowskysin Skeleton. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.201857, 1316.

He, Y. Q.; Caplan, S. L.; Scesa, P.; West, L. M. Cyclized 9,11-secosterol enol-ethers from the gorgonian Pseudopterogorgia americana. Steroids  2017125, 47-53.

Hall, J, A.; Roche, S.; West, L. M. Synthesis of Briarane Diterpenoids: Biomimetic Transannular Oxa-6π electrocyclization Induced by a UVA/UVC Photoswitch Org. Lett. 2017, 19, 576-579.

Caplan, S. L.; Zheng, B.; Dawson-Scully, K.; White, C.; West, L. M. Pseudopterosin A: Protection of Synaptic Function and Potential as a Neuromodulatory Agent. Marine Drugs 201614, 55.

He, Y.; Ma, G.; Peng, J.; Hamann, M. T.; West, L. M. A Iridoid Glucoside and the Related Aglycones from Cornus controversa” J. Nat. Prod. 201477, 2138-2143.\ 

Duckworth, A. R.; West, L. M.; Vansach, T.; Stubler, A.; Hardt, M. Effects of water temperature and pH on growth and metabolite biosynthesis of coral reef sponges Ecol. Prog. Ser. 2012, 462, 67-77.

West, L. M.; Faulkner D. J. Acanthosulfate, a Sulfated Hydroxyhydroquinone Seserterpene form the Sponge Acanthodendrilla. J. Nat. Prod. 2008, 71, 269 -271.

West, L. M.; Faulkner D. J. Hexaprenoid hydroquinones from the Sponge Haliclona (aka Adocia) sp. J. Nat. Prod. 2006, 69, 1001-1004.

Page M. J.; West, L. M.; Northcote P. T.; Kelly-Shanks M. Spatial and Temporal Variability of Cytotoxic Metabolites in Populations of the New Zealand Sponge Mycale hentscheli (Poecilosclerida: Mycalidae) J. Chem Ecology, Chem. Ecology, 2005, 31, 1161-1174.

Fenical W.; Jensen P. R.; Kauffman C.; Mayhead S. L.; Faulkner D. J.; Sincich, C.; Rama Rao M.; Kantorowski E. J.; West L. M.; Strangman W. K.; Shimizu Y.; Li B.; Thammana S.; Drainville K.; Davies-Coleman M. T.; Kramer R. A.; Fairchild C. R.; Rose W. C.; Wild R. C.; Vite C. D.; Peterson R. W. New Anticancer Drugs from Cultured and Collected Marine Organisms. Pharm. Biology 2003, 41, 6-14.

Meragelman K. M.; West, L. M.; Northcote P. T.; Pannell, L. K.; McKee T. C.; Boyd, M. R. Unusual Sulfamate Indoles and a Novel Indolo[3,2- a] carbazole from Ancorina sp. J. Org. Chem. 2002, 67, 6671-6677.

Hood K. A.; West L. M.; Rouw�, B.; Northcote P. T.; Berridge M. V.; Miller J. H. Peloruside A, a New Class of Anti-Mitotic Agent with Paclitaxel-Like Microtubule-Stabilizing Activity. Cancer Res. 2002, 62, 3356-3360.

Hood K. A.; B�ckstr�m, B. T, West L. M.; Northcote, P. T.; Berridge, M. V.; Miller, J. H. The Novel Cytotoxic Sponge Metabolite Peloruside A, Structurally Similar to Bryostatin-1, has Unique Bioactivity Independent of Protein Kinase C. Anti-Cancer Drug Design, 2001, 16, 155-166.

Hood K. A.; West L. M.; Northcote P. T. Berridge M. V.; Miller J. H. Induction of Apoptosis by the Marine Sponge (Mycale) Metabolites, Mycalamide A and Pateamine. Apoptosis 2001, 6, 207-219.

West L.M.; Northcote P. T.; Hood K. A.; Miller J. H.; Page, M. J. Mycalamide D, a new Cytotoxic Amide from the New Zealand Marine Sponge Mycale Species. J. Nat. Prod., 2000, 63, 707-709.

West L. M.; Northcote, P. T.; Battershill C. N. Peloruside A: A Potent Cytotoxic Macrolide Isolated from the New Zealand Marine Sponge Mycale sp. J. Org. Chem. 2000, 65, 445-449.

West L. M.; Northcote, P. T.; Battershill C. N. Two New Clerodane diterpenes from the New Zealand Marine Sponge Raspailia sp. Aust. J. Chem. 1998, 51, 1097-1101.