Alan Fulp, Ph.D.

Office: McGibbon Chemistry Hall (Dorm 12) 103
(434) 592-7180

B.S. Western Carolina University
Ph. D. North Carolina State University
M.A.R. Liberty University Online

CHEM 107 lab
CHEM 301 lab
BCHM 451


Alan was born and raised in North Carolina where he began his post-secondary education at Western Carolina University. After leaving Western, he attended North Carolina State University where he received a Ph.D. in Chemistry and met his future wife, Sabrena. Upon graduating from NCSU, Alan began his professional life as a medical chemist in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina. Sabrena and Alan were also married shortly after graduation and were blessed with a daughter in 2004. After twelve years as a medicinal chemist in the for-profit and non-profit corporate world, Alan joined the staff at Liberty University. Along the way, Alan also earned a Master of Arts in Religion from Liberty University Online.

Professional Memberships
American Chemical Society


Fulp, Alan; Bortoff, Katherine; Seltzman, Herbert; Zhang, Yanan; Mathews, James; Snyder, Rodney; Fennell, Timothy; Maitra, Rangan. Diphenyl Purine Derivatives as Peripherally Selective Cannabinoid Receptor 1 Antagonists. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (2012), 55, 10022-10032.  

Wiley, Jenny; Marusich, Julie; Zhang, Yanan; Fulp, Alan; Maitra, Rangan; Thomas, Brian; Mhadevan, Anu. Structural analogs of pyrazole and sulfonamide cannabinoids: Effects on acute food intake in mice. European Journal of Pharmacology (2012), 15, 62-70.

Fulp, Alan; Bortoff, Katherine; Seltzman, Herbert; Zhang, Yanan; Mathews, James; Snyder, Rodney; Fennell, Timothy;Maitra, Rangan. Design and Synthesis of Cannabinoid Receptor 1 (CB1) Antagonists for Peripheral Selectivity. Bioorganic Medicinal Chemistry Letters (2011), 21(19), 5711-5714.

Fulp, Alan; Bourtoff, Katherine; Zhang, Yanan; Seltzman, Herbert; Snyder, Rodney; Maitra, Rangan. Towards rational design of cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) antagonists for peripheral selectivity. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters (2011), 21(19), 5711-5714.

Comins, D. L.; Fulp A. B. Enantiopure 2,3-dihydro-4-pyridones as synthetic intermediates: asymmetric synthesis of 1-deoxynojirimycin. Tetrahedrn Letters (2001), 42(39), 6839-6841.

Comins, Daniel, L.; Fulp, Alan B. Enantipure N-Acyldihydropyridones as Synthetic Intermediates: Asymmetric Synthesis of (-)-Slaframine. Organic Letters (1999), 1(12), 1941-1943.