Medicinal Chemistry

By the Numbers

15
Million Dollars in External Research Funding
12
Tenured or Tenure Track Faculty Members
48
Medicinal Chemistry Graduate Students

Medicinal Chemistry News

MedC Spring 24 Grads

Five fantastic students finished their final thesis defenses to earn their PhDs in Medicinal Chemistry.

Aldrich Biotin Fig

Findings open new opportunities to seek BioB inhibitors to treat infections with M. tuberculosis and other pathogens.

Joe McPherson

Two-year training opportunity, funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), integrates a mentored full-time research experience and an individualized curriculum.

Caitlin Lichtenfels

PhD candidate Caitlin Lichtenfels has researched cell-based drug delivery, received an award for her community outreach, and earned fellowships for her success in the medicinal chemistry department. But when she was little, she had no plans to be a scientist— she didn’t think she was smart enough. She grew up dealing with significant medical issues in her adolescence— trigeminal neuralgia and hemiplegic migraines— and struggled to engage in high school because of it.