Rebecca S. Linger, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry with the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy. She has over ten years of teaching experience at the professional level. She is considered a local expert in medicinal plants and has given talks throughout West Virginia on the subject. As a certified Master Naturalist, she also coordinates the Kanawha Valley Chapter of the West Virginia Master Naturalists. Dr. Linger received a B.A. in Music and a B.S. in Biochemistry from San Francisco State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry at Purdue University. She has published twelve articles on mechanistic enzymological topics in top scientific journals.