Alan Fulp, Ph.D.

Alan Fulp

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Office: SH 119
Phone: (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.