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

January 12, 2017
4:00pm
2548 CC Little
Tim Cernak, PhD
Associate Principal Scientist
Merck and Co., Boston, MA

Enabling Technologies in the Quest for New Medicines

Faculty Host: Nouri Neamati ( neamati@umich.edu )
January 17, 2017
4:00pm
2548 CC Little
Nathalie Busschaert, PhD
Post-Doctoral Researcher
New York University

Supramolecular solutions to biomedical problems: From transmembrane anion transporters to protein-protein interaction inhibitors

Faculty Host: Nouri Neamati ( neamati@umich.edu )
January 17, 2017
4:00pm
2548 CC Little
Dennis Buckley, PhD
Damon Runyan Postdoctoral Fellow
Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School

Design of small molecule inducers of protein degradation, and their use as chemical probes

Faculty Host: Nouri Neamati ( neamati@umich.edu )
January 24, 2017
4:00pm
2548 CC Little
Megan Matthews, PhD
Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Chemical Physiology, Scripps Research Institute

Chemoproteomic profiling and discovery of protein electrophiles in human cells

Faculty Host: Nouri Neamati ( neamati@umich.edu )
January 31, 2017
4:00pm
2548 CC Little
Hubert Yin, PhD
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Colorado at Boulder

Drugging the Undruggable: Targeting Membrane Protein Interactions

Faculty Host: Nouri Neamati ( neamati@umich.edu )
February 7, 2017
4:00pm
2548 CC Little
Sumit Bandekar
MedChem PhD Candidate, Third Year Student Seminar
University of Michigan

Structure, Function, and Inhibition of the Oncogenic RhoGEF TrioC


Speaker Abstract
February 14, 2017
4:00pm
2548 CC Little
Lindsey Drake
MedChem PhD Candidate, Third Year Student Seminar
University of Michigan

Development of PET Probes for Biomarkers of Neuroinflammation


Speaker Abstract
February 16, 2017
4:00pm
2548 CC Little
Amy Fraley
MedChem PhD Candidate, Third Year Student Seminar
University of Michigan

MalA: an iterative halogenase for late-stage C-H functionalization of indole alkaloids


Speaker Abstract
February 21, 2017
4:00pm
2548 CC Little
Ashootosh Tripathi, PhD
Research Investigator
Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan

Microbes to Medicine: Development of a Millennial Drug Discovery Platform

Faculty Host: David Sherman ( davidhs@umich.edu ) 615-9907
Speaker Abstract
February 23, 2017
4:00pm
2548 CC Little
Shuai Hu
MedChem PhD Candidate, Third Year Student Seminar
University of Michigan

Discovery of Novel Small-Molecule Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) Inducers for Treating Pancreatic Cancer


Speaker Abstract
March 7, 2017
4:00pm
2548 CC Little
Christine Cuthbertson
MedChem PhD Candidate, Third Year Student Seminar
University of Michigan

Discovery of First-in-Class SHMT2 and MTHFD2 Inhibitors for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer


Speaker Abstract
March 9, 2017
4:00pm
2548 CC Little
Jeonghyo Lee
MedChem PhD Candidate, Third Year Student Seminar
University of Michigan

Chiral phosphoric acids catalyzed regioselective and desymmetrizative glycosylation leading to the synthesis of aminoglycoside derivatives


Speaker Abstract
March 14, 2017
4:00pm
2548 CC Little
Nick Ragazzone
MedChem PhD Candidate, Third Year Student Seminar
University of Michigan

Development of Novel Inhibitors Targeting VirF, the Key Virulence Regulator of Shigella flexneri


Speaker Abstract
March 16, 2017
4:00pm
2548 CC Little
Vikram Shenoy
MedChem PhD Candidate, Third Year Student Seminar
University of Michigan

A novel fluorophosphonate probe for the identification of new valacyclovir-activating enzymes


Speaker Abstract
March 21, 2017
4:00pm
2548 CC Little
Andrea Shergalis
MedChem Ph.D.Candidate, Third Year Student Seminar
University of Michigan

Preclinical evaluation of protein disulfide isomerase inhibitors for the treatment of glioblastoma


Speaker Abstract
March 23, 2017
4:00pm
2548 CC Little
Dylan Kahl
MedChem PhD Candidate, Third Year Student Seminar
University of Michigan

Target Identification Studies for Two Novel Series of Rho-mediated Gene Transcription Inhibitors


Speaker Abstract
March 28, 2017
4:00pm
2548 CC Little
Sean Henry
MedChem PhD Candidate, Third Year Student Seminar
University of Michigan

Development of Bifunctional Peptidomimetic Ligands as Novel Opioid Analgesics


Speaker Abstract
April 6, 2017
4:00pm
2548 CC Little
John K. Buolamwini, PhD
Professor and Chair, Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, College of Pharmacy
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Design and Discovery of Potential Therapeutic Leads Targeted to Cancer, Heart and Viral Diseases