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.
Dr. Michael Walters is co-PI on a $735,990 UMN/Mayo Partnership award for the project, "Precision Medicine Of Aromatase Inhibitors In Post-Menopausal Women With ER+ Breast Cancer." His Mayo collaborator is Dr. Liewei Wang.
Welcome to Rita Stodolka! Rita has joined the Medicinal Chemistry department as the new NIPTE Executive Office and Administrative Specialist.
Dr. Carston Wagner is co-investigator on a $1,373,634 NIH award for the project, "Enzymatic Protein Labeling."
Michael Walters, Ph.D., and Gunda Georg, Ph.D., quoted in multiple news articles, discuss turmeric:
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 faculty research.