Dr. Vincent Dunlap

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Ellis College

Ph.D., University at Buffalo, State University of New York
B.S., University of Central Arkansas

Dr. Dunlap grew up in Conway, Arkansas, where he did his undergraduate work. He graduated in 2001 with a BS in chemistry having completed the Honors College program at UCA. He went across the country to Buffalo, New York, for graduate school, finishing in 2008. After spending a couple of years in Buffalo teaching and conducting research, Dr. Dunlap felt the calling to come back home and began his position at Henderson in the Fall of 2010. He is married to Tonya Martin-Dunlap, a surgeon, and has one dog, a boxer named Sweet D.

Dr. Dunlap is a jack of many different chemical trades including medicinal chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, chemical biology, and biochemistry. He teaches the biochemistry courses and lab in the Chemistry Department as well as General Chemistry for Non-Majors. His primary research focuses on the synthesis and uses of synthetic DNA and RNA. He has a DNA synthesizer in his lab and has been known to make fluorescent glow-in-the-dark DNA from time to time.

"All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untravelled world..."

– Alfred Lord Tennyson