Kathleen S. Rein


Chemistry and Biochemistry; National Forensic Science Technology Center

Office: CP 312

Phone: 305-348-6682

Email: reink@fiu.edu


Research Areas

Dr. Kathleen (Kelly) Rein is a bioorganic and natural products chemist with a particular interest in algal toxins, their biosynthesis, metabolism, pharmacology, fate in the environment and endogenous function. These may be cyanobacterial toxins such as the hepatotoxic microcystins or marine dinoflagellate toxins such as the brevetoxins from the Florida Red Tide organism Karenia brevis.

  • Biochemistry
  • Med/Pharm Chemistry
  • Marine natural products chemistry
  • Identification
  • Pharmacology and Biosynthesis


  • BS, University of Central Florida
  • MS, University of Central Florida
  • PhD, University of Miami
  • NIH Fellowship, University of Miami