Welcome! The Macnaughtan research group is located in Choppin Hall on the Baton Rouge campus of Louisiana State University.  We use nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and other biophysical methods to understand the physical and structural properties of proteins and complex carbohydrates. Please visit the links at the top of the page to meet our group members and learn more about our research.

Photograph of Dr. Macnaughtan's research group

Pictured from left to right: Kendra Jenkins, Charya Wickramasinghe, Justin Grennell, Juliette Lincoln, Thilini Ukwaththage, Anne D'Armond, Peter Howard, and Megan Macnaughtan

Drs. Justin Grennell and Kendra Jenkins

Justin & Kendra graduated with their PhD's 2022. Congratulations!

Photo of JustinPhoto of Kendra


After 7 years of effort, we received funding for a 700 MHz NMR. The instrument is housed in the Department of Chemistry's NMR Facility.

Photograph of the new nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer