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Javier Echeverria

  • phD in Chemistry
  • Associate Professor
  • Universidad de Santiago de Chile Facultad de Quimica y Biologia
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I received my PhD in Chemistry at Facultad de Química y Biología, Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH), in Santiago Chile (2012). After this I moved to Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Ciencias, to work with Dr. Hermann Niemeyer to the present. I am interested in the chemistry of natural products, specifically in plant secondary metabolites of the native flora of Chile. Specifically my interest has focused on the search for diterpenes with antibacterial and antifungal, insecticidal essential oils, and alkaloids with psychoactive effects. Also my interest lately has focused on the ethnopharmacology of native flora from Northern Chile. Currently, I work collaborate with scientists from different disciplines, institutions and countries to collaborate in the analysis of the biocultural evolution of pre-Hispanic populations from Atacama Oases. In October 2012 I will start working on my first project FONDECYT (2013-2015): Exploration of the psychoactive potential of native flora from northern Chile in relation to its use in pre-Hispanic times.

Recent publications

  • Presence of 3-(pentadec-10-enyl)-catechol allergen in the epicuticular components of Lithrea caustica (Anacardiaceae) | Presencia del alérgeno 3-(pentadec-10-enil)-catecol en los componentes epicuticulares de Lithrea caustica (Anacardiaceae)

    • Urzúa A
    • Sotes G
    • Echeverría J
  • Insecticidal properties of Peumus boldus Mol. essential oil on the house fly, Musca domestica L | Propiedades insecticidas del aceite esencial de Peumus boldus Mol. sobre la mosca doméstica, Musca domestica L

    • Urzúa A
    • Santander R
    • Echeverría J
    • et al.

Professional experience

Associate Professor

University of Santiago de Chile Faculty of Chemistry and Biology

January 2017 - Present

Postdoctoral researcher

Universidad de Chile

December 2011 - Present


Postdoctoral reseacher

Departamento de Ciencias Ecológicas - Facultad de Ciencias - Universidad de Chile

December 2011 - August 2012(8 months)

ph.D. in chemistry

Facultad de Quimica y Biologia, Universidad de Santiago de Chile

March 2007 - February 2012(5 years)

Bachelor in Chemistry

Facultad de Quimica y Biologia, Universidad de Santiago de Chile

March 2001 - September 2006(6 years)

Co-authors (171)