Medicinal Chemistry is a dynamic, multifaceted scientific discipline that is dedicated to the improvement of human health through research that leads to the design and development of safe and effective therapeutic, diagnostic, and environmental agents.
Biosafety/ biosecurity, cancer and neurological drug discovery, chemical neuroscience, chemoprevention and carcinogenesis, combinatorial biosynthesis, computer-aided drug design, drug metabolism, gene therapy, high-throughput screening, immunology, NMR, non-hormonal contraception, peptidomimetics and X-ray crystallography.
Faculty Spotlight: Courtney Aldrich
Dr. Aldrich received a $3.8 million NIH grant for the project "Siderophore Inhibitors for Tuberculosis that Block Mycobactin Biosynthesis" on which he is the sole PI. Also, his collaborative research was the focus of a LA times article.
Faculty Spotlight: Natalia Tretyakova
Faculty Spotlight: Gunda Georg
The ITDD carries out interdisciplinary research, helps educate the next generation of scientists, and enhances the biomedical research infrastructure by creating opportunities for drug discovery and early pre-clinical drug development.
Sydney Schmidt, a junior undergraduate Chemistry major in the Harki lab, received the 2017 David A. and Merece H. Johnson Scholarship for outstanding achievement in undergraduate research as well as overall scholastic excellence. This award is from the UMN Department of Chemistry.
Vadim Gurvich was featured in the STAT story, "NIH program strives
Dr. Robert Turesky received a $7,500 Driven to Discover State Fair Grant for his project, "Non-Invasive Biomonitoring of Multi-class Exposures to Carcinogens in Hair using Liquid Chromatography/High Resolution Accurate Mass Spectrometry."
Dr. Todd Doran will join the Department of Medicinal Chemistry on July 3, 2017 as an Assistant Professor. He joins us from the Department of Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute in Florida.
Make use of the Department's over 30,000 square feet of modern research laboratory space located within the Academic Health Center and the Biomedical Discovery District. Read more about our instrumentation, laboratories, facilities and facaulty research.