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Dr. Mary Scott Railing
Assistant Professor
Email: mrailing@wju.edu
Phone: 1-304-243-2334

Dr. Mary Scott Railing

  • 1997-present  Assistant Professor, Wheeling Jesuit University
  • 1995-1996  Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biology
  • 1992-1996  Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Wheeling Jesuit College 
  • 1991-1992  Graduate Research Assistant, West Virginia University
  • 1986-1991  Graduate Teaching Assistant, West Virginia University
  • 1986  Graduate Teaching Assistant, Chatham College, Pittsburgh
  • 1984-1985  Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Pittsburgh


  • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, 1993, West Virginia University
         -Thesis Advisor:  Professor Plato A. Magriotis
         -Thesis Title:  "Total Synthesis of the Bicyclic Core of the Neocarzinostantin Chromophore"
  • M.S. Organic Chemistry, 1986, University of Pittsburgh
        -Thesis Advisor:  Professor Russell Petter
        -Thesis Title:  "Investigations of Bicyclo[4.1.0]heptane and Spiro[2.4]heptane as Free Radical Clocks in Metalloporphyrin Catalyzed Hydroxylations"
  • B.S. Chemistry, 1984, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


  • "A Novel Approach to the Synthesis of Enediynes," Magriotis, P.A., Scott, M.E., Kim, K.D. Tet. Lett. 1991, 32, 6085.
  • "A Highly Selective Synthesis of Versatile (E)-1-Phenylthio Vinylstannanes," Magriotis, P.A., Brown, J.T. and Scott, M.E., Tet. Lett. 1991, 32, 5047.
  • "Novel Generation of Conjugated Alkynyl Ketenes:  Efficient Synthesis of âã -Alkynyl Lactones,"  Magriotis, P.A., Vourloumis, D., Scott, M.E., Tarli, A., Tet.Lett. 1993, 34, 2071.
  • "A Novel Approach to the Synthesis of Enediynes," Magriotis, P.A., Scott, M.E., The 201st  National Meeting of the American Chemical Society,  Atlanta, Georgia, 1991


  • WV EPSCoR/NSF Grant "Chemical Communication in Biological Systems"


  • American Chemical Society
  • Mid-Atlantic Association of Liberal Arts Chemistry Teachers
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon, National Chemistry Fraternity


  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant - 1990, 1988, 1987.
  • College of Arts and Sciences Doctoral Fellowship -1989, 1988, 1987, 1986.
  • John H. Trotter Scholarship - 1987
  • Society of Analytical Chemists, Pittsburgh Award - 1983

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