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A Phosphoramidate Strategy Enables Membrane Permeability of a Non-nucleotide Inhibitor of the Prolyl Isomerase Pin1

Schwarz, D. M. C.;  Williams, S. K.;  Dillenburg, M.Wagner, C. R.; Gestwicki, J. E. ACS Med Chem Lett 2020, 11 (9), 1704-1710.

Drs. Erin Carlson (PI) and Elizabeth Ambrose (co-PI) were awarded a new R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health for the project "Chemical Methods to Characterize Penicilllin-Binding Protein Function and Interactions.” The grant will provide over $1 million in total funding through 2024. 

Dr. Vadim Gurvich was awarded a new $55K contract with the National Institute on Aging for Developing of (-)-Phenserine for Clinical Studies. 

Drs. Vadim Gurvich (PI), Gunda Georg (Co-PI), and Michael Walters (Co-PI) received a 2nd-year renewal of their contract with the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). The contract will provide $845K in funding for medicinal chemistry support on the development of an antagonist for Substance Use Disorder (SUD).

A Special Issue on Contraceptive Development: Past, Present, and Future
Matzuk, M.M., Georg, G.I., Yan, W. Biol Reprod 2020 Aug 4; 103(2): 145-146. doi: 10.1093/biolre/ioaa120.

Dr. Luke Erber of the Tretyakova lab has been selected as a Postdoctoral Scholar for the National Institutes of Health-funded Training Research Educators in Minnesota (TREM) program. The program aims to train the next generation of higher education faculty in the biomedical sciences through strong mentorship and by providing substantive training and experience for teaching.

Congratulations to our graduate student Caitlin Jokipii Krueger who won the Best Poster Award at this year's American Chemical Society meeting for the Division of Chemical Toxicology!