The Medicinal Chemistry Department seminars involve a mix of prominent researchers from both academic institutions and industry presenting research at the forefront of Medicinal Chemistry (broadly defined). They also include presentations from our own students (dissertation defenses & research seminars). The seminars are held on Thursday, weekly at 4:00pm in 2548 CCL unless otherwise stated. Select a semester from the drop-down menu below to browse the schedule.

View a list of all MedChem seminars

September 21, 2017
4:00pm
Forum Hall, Palmer Commons
Arun K. Ghosh, Ph.D.
Ian P. Rothwell Distinguished Professor and Organic Division Chair
Department of Chemistry & Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Purdue University

John G. Topliss Award Lecture: Molecular Design Strategies to Combat HIV/AIDS Drug-resistance

Faculty Host: Andy White ( whitandd@umich.edu ) 647-7374
Speaker Website
October 5, 2017
4:00pm
2548 CC Little
Deanna Montgomery
MedChem Ph.D. Candidate
University of Michigan

Student Seminar: Design and Synthesis of Opioid Peptidomimetics for Treatment of Addiction

Faculty Host: Hank Mosberg
Speaker Abstract
October 12, 2017
4:00pm
2548 CC Little
Jonathan Z. Sexton, PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences; Director of Drug Discovery, BRITE
North Carolina Central University

Discovery and Development of Novel Activators of AMP-Activated Protein Kinase as Potential Therapeutics for Fatty Liver Disease and NASH


Speaker Website Speaker Abstract
November 2, 2017
4:00pm
2548 CC Little
Jason K. Sello, PhD
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, Brown University; Providence, Rhode Island

Novel Small Molecules, Targets, and Strategies in Anti-Infective Development

Faculty Host: George Garcia ( gagarcia@umich.edu ) 764-2022 Student Host: Nick Ragazzone ( nragazzo@umich.edu )
Speaker Website
November 6, 2017
10:00am
Rackham Graduate School, Earl Lewis Room, Third Floor
Shasha Li
PhD Candidate, Dissertation Defense Seminar
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Michigan

Decoding the Bio-assembly of Hapalindole-type Alkaloids from Cyanobacteria for Drug Discovery

Faculty Host: David Sherman ( davidhs@umich.edu ) 615-9907
November 16, 2017
4:00pm
2548 CC Little
Roger Cone, PhD
Mary Sue Coleman Director of the U-M Life Sciences Institute
Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan

Title To Be Announced

Faculty Host: Emily Scott ( scottee@umich.edu ) 764-3530
Speaker Website
November 30, 2017
4:00pm
2548 CC Little
John Montgomery, PhD
Margaret and Herman Sokol Professor in Medicinal or Synthetic Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan

Title To Be Announced

Faculty Host: David Sherman ( davidhs@umich.edu ) 615-9907
Speaker Website
December 7, 2017
4:00pm
2548 CC Little
Yoichi Osawa, Ph.D.
Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor in Medicine
Department of Pharmacology, University of Michigan

Title To Be Announced

Faculty Host: Emily Scott ( scottee@umich.edu ) 764-3530
Speaker Website