Rebecca Butcher

Associate Professor

UF, Chemistry Affiliated Faculty & Staff


Contact Information

Phone (352) 846-3392
Fax (352) 846-2095
Address P.O. Box 117200
Gainesville , FL 32611-7200
Building Sisler Hall, UF, Dept. of Chemistry

Publications and Scientific Activities


    1. Natural products as chemical tools to dissect complex biology in C. elegans Butcher, R. Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, 50, 138-144 (2019)
    2. Isolation, identification, and synthesis of novel compounds from an entomopathogenic nematode Singh, Prashant (2019)


    1. Biosynthesis and Mechanism of Natural Products in Nematodes Feng, Likui (2018)


    1. Small-molecule pheromones and hormones controlling nematode development Butcher, R.A. Nature Chemical Biology, 13, 6, 577-586 (2017)
    2. Chemical Communication in Nematodes and Interactions with Microorganisms Wang, Yuting (2017)
    3. Isolation, Identification and Synthesis of Novel Compounds from an Entomopathogenic Nematode Singh, Prashant (2017)
    4. Biosynthesis of Indole-Containing Ascarosides in Caenorhabditis elegans Zhou, Yu'e (2017)
    5. Influence of Xenorhabdus Symbionts on Gonad Development and Pheromone Production of First-Generation Adult Steinernema Nematodes (Nematoda: Steinernematidae) Roder, Alexandra Catherine (2017)


    1. Identification of a dTDP- rhamnose biosynthetic pathway that oscillates with the molting cycle in Caenorhabditis elegans Feng, L.K.; Shou, Q.Y. and Butcher, R.A. Biochemical Journal, 472, 1507-1521 (2016)
    2. A hybrid polyketide-nonribosomal peptide in nematodes that promotes larval survival Shou, Q.; Feng, L.; Long, Y.; Han, J.; Nunnery, J.K.; Powell, D.H. and Butcher, R.A. Nature Chemical Biology, 12, 10, 770?772 (2016)


    1. Acyl-CoA oxidase complexes control the chemical message produced by Caenorhabditis elegans Zhang, X.X.; Eng, L.K.; Chinta, S.; Singh, P.; Wang, Y.T.; Nunnery, J.K. and Butcher, R.A. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS), 112, 13, 3955-3960 (2015)
    2. Role of Xenorhabdus Bacteria on Pheromone Production by Steinernema Nematodes: Impact on Nematode Fitness and Formulation Stock, S.P.; Butcher, R.A. and Kaplan, F. Agency: USDA AFRI NIFA From: 02/01/2015 To: 01/31/2018 Amount: 454,995 (2015)


    1. Ascaroside activity in Caenorhabditis elegans is highly dependent on chemical structure Hollister, K.A.; Conner, E.S.; Zhang, X.X.; Sell, M.; Bernard, G.M.; Patel, P.; de Carvalho, A.C.G.V.; Butcher, R.A. and Ragains, J.R. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, 21, 18, 5754-5769 (2013)


    1. A Novel Ascaroside Controls the Parasitic Life Cycle of the Entomopathogenic Nematode Heterorhabditis bacteriophora Noguez, J.H.; Conner, E.S.; Zhou, Y.; Ciche, T.A.; Ragains, J.R. and Butcher, R.A. American Chemical Society Chemical Biology, 7, 6, 961-966 (2012)