Fatima Rivas, PhD

    Fatima Rivas, PhD

    Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty

    Departments

    Chemical Biology & Therapeutics

    Contact Information

    Fatima Rivas, PhD
    Chemical Biology & Therapeutics
    MS 1000, Room E9056
    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    262 Danny Thomas Place
    Memphis, TN 38105-3678
    Email: fatima.rivas@stjude.org
    Phone: (901) 595-6504
    FAX: (901) 595-5715

    Education

    BS – California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, California
    MS – University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California
    PhD – University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California


    Honors & Awards


    Research Interests

    Research Lab


    Selected Publications

    Hadi V, Hotard M, Ling T, Salinas YG, Palacios G, Connelly M, Rivas F. Evaluation of Jatropha isabelli natural products and their synthetic analogs as potential antimalarial therapeutic agents. European Journal of Medical Chemistry 65:376-380, 2013.

    Mitachi K, Salinas YG, Connelly M, Jensen N, Ling T, Rivas F. Synthesis and structure-activity relationship of disubstituted benzamides as a novel class of antimalarial agents. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Lett 22:4536-4539, 2012.

    Nicolaou KC, Ellery SP, Rivas F, Saye K, Rogers E, Workinger TJ, Schallenberger M, Tawatao T, Montero A, Hessell A, Romesberg F, Carson D, Burton D. Synthesis and biological evaluation of 2’,4’- and 3’,4’-bridged nucleoside analogues. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry 19:5648–5669, 2011.

    Nicolaou KC, Aversa, RJ, Jin J, Rivas F. Synthesis of the ABCDEFG ring system of Maitotoxin. J Am Chem Soc 132:6855-6861, 2010.

    Nicolaou KC, Frederick M, Burtoloso A, Denton R, Rivas F, Cole K, Aversa RJ, Gibe R, Umezawa T, Suzuki T. Chemical synthesis of the GHIJKLMNO ring system of Maitotoxin. J Am Chem Soc 130:7466-7476, 2008.

    Rivas F, Ghosh S, Theodorakis EA. Synthetic studies toward the Zoanthamine alkaloids: synthesis of the fully functionalized BC ring motif. Tetrahedron Lett 46:5281-5284, 2005.

    Gonzalez MA, Ghosh S, Rivas F, Fischer D, Theodorakis EA. Synthesis of ( ) - and (-)-Isocarvone. Tetrahedron Lett 45:5039-5041, 2004.

    Ghosh S, Rivas F, Fischer D, Gonzalez MA, Theodorakis EA. Stereoselective synthesis of the ABC ring system of Norzoanthamine. Organic Lett 6(6):941-944, 2004.

    Ling T, Rivas F, Theodorakis EA. Stereoselective synthesis of the fully functionalized core fragment of Terpentecin. Tetrahedron Lett 43:9019-9022, 2002.

    Last updated: September 2013