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Jay Carreon

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Year Joined RCNJ: 2009

Contact Information

  • Phone: (201) 684-7710
  • Email:
  • Office: G-406
  • Office Hours: M 4:00-5:30; W 11:15-11:45; Other times by appointment


  • B.S., University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Ph.D., Boston College

Courses Offered:

  • Organic Chemistry I (lec & lab)
  • Organic Chemistry II (lec & lab)

Research Interest:

  • Synthesis of Peptide Epoxides as Probes for Purification and Imaging of Cysteine Proteases
  • Synthesis of Substituted Chalcone Derivatives as Anti-Inflammatory Agents

Recent Publications:

  • J.R. Carreon, K.M. Stewart, K.P. Mahon Jr., S. Shin and S.O. Kelley (2007), ‘Cyanine Dye Conjugates as Probes for Live Cell Imaging’. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 17: 5182-5185.
  • K.P. Mahon Jr., M.D. Roy, J.R. Carreon, E.G. Prestwich, J.L. Rouge, S. Shin, and S.O. Kelley (2006), ‘Tunable DNA Cleavage by Intercalating Peptidoconjugates’. Chem. Bio. Chem. 7: 766-773.
  • L.M. Wittenhagen, J.R. Carreon, E.G. Prestwich, and S.O. Kelley (2005), ‘Phototoxicity of Peptidoconjugates Modulated by a Single Amino Acid’. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 44: 2542-2546.
  • J.R. Carreon, M.A. Roberts, L.M. Wittenhagen, and S.O. Kelley (2005), ‘Synthesis, Characterization, and Cellular Uptake of DNA-binding Rose Bengal Peptidoconjugates’. Org. Lett. 7: 99-102.
  • J.R. Carreon, K.P. Mahon Jr., and S.O. Kelley (2004), ‘Thiazole Orange-Peptide Conjugates: Sensitivity of DNA Binding to Chemical Structure’. Org. Lett. 6: 517-519.
  • M.R. Burns, S. LaTurner, J. Ziemer, M. McVean, B. Devens, C.L. Carlson, G.F. Graminski, S.M. Vanderwerf, R.S. Weeks, and J.R. Carreon (2002), ‘Induction of Apoptosis by Aryl-Substituted Diamines: Role of Aromatic Group Substituents and Distance Between Nitrogens’. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 12: 1263-1267.
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