The Department of Medicinal Chemistry's Three Summer PhD Graduates

August 28, 2023

A photo of Nicole, Nan, and Conrad

This summer, the Department of Medicinal Chemistry had the honor of watching three of our students successfully defend their PhD theses:

Nicole Mai Bentz, PhD
"Harnessing the Synergistic Self-Assembly of G-Quadruplex-Peptide Phosphoramidates: From Elucidating Assembly Mechanisms and Hydrogel Characteristics to Applications in Supramolecular Drug Delivery"
Advisor: Dr. Carston Wagner

Nan Wang, PhD
"Development of CDK2 Allosteric Inhibitors for Male Contraception and Anti-cancer Therapy"
Advisor: Dr. Gunda Georg

Conrad Fihn, PhD
"Development, Evaluation, and Optimization of Putative Histidine Kinase Inhibitors and Probes for Identification of Direct Cellular Targets in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Beyond"
Advisor: Dr. Erin Carlson

Congratulations, graduates! We are proud to call you alumni of our program and know that each of you is moving on to something great. Keep in touch ... and GO GOPHERS!

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