Mission of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Education and training of scientists of the highest caliber
Providing future pharmacy practitioners with the basis for understanding the relationship between molecular structure and the therapeutic, dispositional, and toxicological aspects of drug action
Improvement of human health through chemical and biological research
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.
Congratulations to Dr. Carston (Rick) Wagner who was awarded a National Institutes of Health R01 grant for his project "Targeting Primary Tumor and Cancer Stem Cells with Chemically Self-Assembled Nanoring Based Immunotherapy." In addition, his application for this grant received a highly-coveted 1% score from the NIH. The grant will cover $2.8 million for research for 5 years.
Congratulations to Dr. Carrie Haskell-Luevano and Dr. Philip Portoghese who were awarded a National Institutes of Health R01 Grant for their project "Chemical Biology of Peptide Regulation of Opioid Receptor Function." The grant will cover $3.5 million for research for 5 years.
The University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy mourns the loss of Don Uden, PharmD, professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems, who died on Saturday, March 21.
Make use of the Department's over 50,000 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.