Odendaal, Antoinette

Dr. Antoinette Y. Odendaal

Assistant Professor of Biology, L.A. Logan Professor of Biology, NRRC Research Associate


P.O. Box 9368
Building/Office: Science (SCI)

Educational Background:

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Indiana University (2009–2011)
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of New Hampshire (2009)
  • B.A. in Chemistry, University of Southern Maine (2003)


  • Toxicology of natural product isolates
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Technologies for natural product isolation
  • Organic synthesis
  • Design of inquiry-based biochemical experiments

Scientific affiliations:

American Chemical Society, 2006 –present.


  • Biological Sciences
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Organic Chemistry

Recent Publications:

Antoinette Y. Odendaal, Your Prebiotic Primer. Nutritional Outlook. 2014, 17(8), 48–52.

Antoinette Y. Odendaal and Alexander G. Schauss, Chapter 18 – Potent Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Flavonoids in the Nutrient-Rich Amazonian Palm Fruit, Açaí (Euterpe spp.), In Polyphenols in Human Health and Disease, edited by Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy and Sherma Zibadi, Academic Press, San Diego, 2014, Pages 219-239.

Odendaal, A. Y.; Deshmukh, N. S.; Marx, T. K.; Schauss, A. G.; Endres, J. R. and Clewell, A. E., Safety assessment of a hydroethanolic extract of Caralluma fimbriata. Int. J. Toxicol. 2013, 32 (5), 385–394.

Garber, K. C. A.; Odendaal, A. Y.; Carlson, E. E.Plant Pigment Identification: A Classroom and Outreach Activity. J. Chem. Ed. 2013, 90 (6), 755–759.

Odendaal, A. Y.; Fiamengo, A. L.; Ferdani, R.; Wadas, T. J.; Hill, D. C.; Peng, Y. J.; Heroux, K. J.; Golen, J. A.; Rheingold, A. L.; Anderson, C. J.; Weisman, G. R.; Wong, E. H., Isomeric trimethylene and ethylene pendant-armed cross-bridged tetraazamacrocycles and in vitro/in vivo comparisons of their copper(II) complexes. Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50 (7), 3078-3086.

Odendaal, A. Y.; Trader, D. J.; Carlson, E. E., Chemoselective enrichment for natural products discovery. Chem. Sci., 2011, 2 (4), 760-764.

Ph.D. Dissertation: Odendaal, A. Y., “A Modified Synthesis, C-Functionalization, Resolution and Racemization Kinetics of Cross-Bridged Tetraazamacrocycles”, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of New Hampshire, 2009.