Seminars and Awards

SPRING 2021

January 26 - 3:30pm

Analise Roth-RodriguezBlocking SARS-CoV-2 Cell Entry via Host Protease Inhibition
Analise Roth-Rodriguez, Graduate Student, Ferguson Lab, University of Minnesota
Student Host: Kayla Vinh
Passcode: MedChem-1  

 

 

February 2 - 3:30pm

Kathryn Nelson
Leveraging Medicinal Chemistry for Target Engagement and Validation in Neurodegeneration and COVID-19  
Dr. Kathryn Nelson, Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development, University of Minnesota
Faculty Host: Dr. David Ferguson
Passcode: MedChem-1

 

 

 

February 9 - 3:30pm

Franco Lombardo
Physicochemical properties, i.e. the foundation of ADME! (or..why you should care)
Dr. Franco Lombardo, Senior Director, DMPK, Alkermes, Inc.
Faculty Host: Dr. Gunda Georg
Passcode: MedChem-1

 

 

February 16 - 3:30pm

Nathaniel Brown
Comparison of Bioorthogonal β‐Lactone Activity‐Based Probes for Selective Labeling of Penicillin‐Binding Proteins
Dr. Nathaniel Brown, Postdoctoral Associate, Chemistry Department, Carlson Lab, University of Minnesota
Faculty Host: Dr. Erin Carlson
Passcode: MedChem-1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tej Poudel
Synthesis of C-nucleoside Derivatives as Potent Antivirals
Dr. Tej Poudel, Postdoctoral Associate, Medicinal Chemistry Department, Aldrich Lab, University of Minnesota
Faculty Host: Dr. Courtney Aldrich
Passcode: MedChem-1

 

 

February 23 - 3:30pm

Darci Trader
Discovery of Molecules to Monitor and Perturb the Activity of the Proteasome
Dr. Darci Trader, Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Purdue University
Faculty Host: Dr. Daniel Harki
Passcode: MedChem-1
 
 
 
 

 

 

March 2 - 3:30pm

Velvet Journigan
Structure-based Design of Novel Biphenyl Amide Antagonists of TRPM8 for Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Dr. Blair (Velvet) Journigan, Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Marshall University
Faculty Host: Dr. Elizabeth Ambrose
Passcode: MedChem-1

 

March 9 - 3:30pm - CANCELLED

 

 

March 16 - 3:30pm

Steffen PockesDesign of high affinity ligands and pharmacological tools for the characterization of class A GPCRs
Steffen Pockes, Assistant Professor, University of Regensburg; Visiting Research Professor, Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development, University of Minnesota
Faculty Host: Dr. Michael Walters
Passcode: MedChem-1

 

March 23 - 3:30pm

Mike WaltersA Tale of Two Cysteines
Dr. Michael Walters, Research Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Director of Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development, University of Minnesota
Faculty Host: Dr. Barry Finzel
Passcode: MedChem-1

 

 

 

 

 

March 30 - 3:30pm

MIKIW Practice Talks
Passcode: MedChem-1

 

April 13 - 3:30pm

Safety in Medicinal Chemistry Research
Dr. Rebecca Cuellar, Interim Director of Research Advancement, College of Pharmacy, Dr. Jodie Ogilvie, Interim Lab Research Safety Manager/Chemical Hygiene Officer, DEHS, Nancy Rolstad, Biosafety Specialist, Biosafety & Occupational Health, University of Minnesota
Passcode: MedChem-1

 

April 20 - 3:30pm

Swati MoreA Window into Alzheimer’s: Are the Eyes a Key to Early Detection and Prevention?
Dr. Swati More, Associate Professor, Center for Drug Design, University of Minnesota
Faculty Host: Dr. Courtney Aldrich
Passcode: MedChem-1
 
 
 
 

April 27 - 3:30pm - CANCELLED

 

 

May 4 - 3:30pm

Scott DehmTherapeutic Strategies for Inhibiting Androgen Receptor and Androgen Receptor Variants in Prostate Cancer
Dr. Scott Dehm, Professor and Apogee Enterprises Chair in Cancer Research, University of Minnesota
Faculty Host: Dr. Daniel Harki
Passcode: MedChem-1
 
 
 
 

 

May 11 - 3:30pm

Medicinal Chemistry Graduate Student Erik Faber**Abul-Hajj/Hanna Exceptional Graduate Student Award**
Mechanistic Insights into the Binding of Allosteric Inhibitors of Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 2 (CDK2)
Erik Faber, Graduate Student, Georg Lab, University of Minnesota
Faculty Host: Dr. Daniel Harki
Passcode: MedChem-1

 

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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