Thomas E. Goyne, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Neils Science Center, Room 239
219.464.5378 (phone)
219.464.5489 (fax)


Ph.D. — University of California-Los Angeles (1983)
B.S. —  Union College (1978)


The role of chloramines and other reactive oxidants in killing of microbes by neutrophils.


  • Suzanne M. Furness-Green, Tracy R. Inskeep, Jennifer J. Starke, Lu Ping, Heather R. Greenleaf-Schumann and Thomas E. Goyne. “High Performance Liquid Chromatographic Analysis of Amino Acid- and Peptide-Derived Chloramines” Journal of Chromatographic Science 1998, 36, 227-236
  • Thomas E. Goyne and David S. Sigman. “Nuclease Activity of 1,10-Phenanthroline-Copper Ion. Chemistry of Deoxyribose Oxidation” Journal of the American Chemical Society 1987, 109, 2846-2848
  • Michio Kuwabara, Chun Yoon, Thomas Goyne, Theodore Thederahn, and David S. Sigman. “Nuclease Activity of 1,10-Phenanthroline-Copper Ion: Reaction with CGCGAATTCGCG and its Complexes with Netropsin and EcoRI” Biochemistry 1986, 25, 7041-7408
  • Yasuhiko Araki, Diane C. Dobrowolski, Thomas E. Goyne, Douglas C. Hanson, Zhi Q. Jiang, Kenneth J. Lee, and Christopher S. Foote. “Chemistry of Singlet Oxygen. 47. 9,10-Dicyanoanthracene-Sensitized Photooxygenation of Alkyl-Substituted Olefins” Journal of the American Chemical Society 1984, 106, 4570-4576
  • Christopher S. Foote, Thomas E. Goyne, and Robert I. Lehrer. “Assessment of Chlorination by Human Neutrophils” Nature 1983, 301, 715-716


American Chemical Society, Council of Undergraduate Research, Midwestern Association of Chemistry Teachers in Liberal Arts Colleges (MACTLAC)


  • UCLA Chemistry Department Teaching Assistant Awards – 1978-1979 and 1979-1980
  • UCLA Department Fellowship – 1983
  • NIH Institutional Traineeship in Tumor Biology – 1984
  • NIH Institutional Traineeship in Carcinogenesis – 1986
  • Outstanding Chemistry Lecturer, California State University-Long Beach – 1987-1988
    (chosen by the CSULB chemistry students)
  • Award for Teaching Excellence at the Freshman Level – 1994
  • Alpha Lambda Delta (freshman honor society)