Seminars and Awards

Spring 2022

All Seminars will be held at 3:35pm CST in 1-451 Moos Tower.

To Join via Zoom: z.umn.edu/MedChem21-22

 

JANUARY 18

 
Bo HuBo Hu, Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Adam Duerfeldt)
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota
 
Discovery of AAK1 Inhibitors for the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain
 
 

 

JANUARY 25

 
Caitlin LichtenfelsCaitlin Lichtenfels, Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Rick Wagner)
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota
 
Bioorthogonal Cleavage Reactions as a New Approach to Prodrugs
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

FEBRUARY 15

 
Chris McCurdyDr. Chris McCurdy, Professor
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Florida
 
Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa): A Complex Symphony of Alkaloids that May Help the Opioid Crisis
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

FEBRUARY 22

 
Mark FarrellDr. Mark P. Farrell, Assistant Professor
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, The University of Kansas
 
TBA
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

MARCH 1

**Taito O. Soine Lecture** 
 
Sarah O'ConnorDr. Sarah O'Connor, Professor
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
 
Harnessing the Chemistry of Medicinal Plants
 
 
 
 
 
 

MARCH 8

 
Eszter BorosDr. Eszter Boros, Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry, Stony Brook University
 
Establishing Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry Applications of Gallium(III) and Titanium(IV) - How Fundamental Coordination Chemistry Informs Development and Validation of Novel Antibiotics and Radiopharmaceuticals
 
 
 
 

MARCH 15 - POSTPONED!!!

**Distinguished Lecture**
 
Christa MullerDr. Christa Müller, Professor
Pharmaceutical Institute, University of Bonn
 
 
 
 
 
 

 MARCH 29

**Virtual** 
 
 
Yves AubersonDr. Yves Auberson, Professor
Biomedical Research, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
 
Vignettes from the Pharma Industry
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

APRIL 5

**Virtual** 
 
Kelly ChibaleDr. Kelly Chibale, Professor
Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Town
 
Evaluating Mycobacterium Tuberculosis-mediated Metabolism to Facilitate Small Molecule Medicinal Chemistry Optimisation
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

APRIL 12

**Virtual** 
 
Jennifer PetterDr. Jennifer Petter, Founder & CIO
Arrakis Therapeutics
 
A Structure-based Approach to RNA-targeted Small Molecules
 
 

 

 

 

APRIL 19

**Distinguished Lecture** 
 
Craig CameronDr. Craig Cameron, Professor and Chair
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
 
Antiviral therapy: Towards the Personal and the Precise
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

APRIL 26

**Philip S. Portoghese Lecture** 
 
Jane AldrichDr. Jane Aldrich, Professor
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Florida
 
Novel Opioid Peptides that Don't Follow the Rules
 
 
 

 

 

 

MAY 3

**Abul-Hajj/Hanna Award Winner Lecture** 
 
Alex HurbenAlexander Hurben, Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Natalia Tretyakova)
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota
 
Mapping Molecular Mechanisms that Drive Pathology with Chemical Tools & Highlighting Events which Influence Graduate Student Phenotype
 

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Contacts

Elizabeth A. Ambrose, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Masonic Cancer Center
Fellow of the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute

Department of Medicinal Chemistry
College of Pharmacy
University of Minnesota
717 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414-2959

Email: ambrose@umn.edu
Web: http://www.umn.edu/~ambrose

 

Annie M. Howarth

Executive Office and Administrative Specialist 
Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy
University of Minnesota
2231 6th Street SE; 2-163 CCRB
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Office: 612-626-4455; Fax: 612-624-4996