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 room 2548 of the 1100 North University Building (NUB - formerly known as CC Little) unless otherwise stated. Select a semester from the drop-down menu below to browse the schedule.

View a list of all MedChem seminars

September 9, 2019
3:00pm
1567 NUB
Ting-Rong Chern
PhD Candidate, Oral Dissertation Defense Seminar
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Michigan

Design and Synthesis of Potent Small-Molecule Inhibitors of MLL-1 Methyltransferase and Selective Inhibitors of the DCN Protein Families

Faculty Host: Shaomeng Wang ( shaomeng@umich.edu ) 615-0362
September 26, 2019
4:00pm
2548 NUB
Edward Yu, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Medical School, Case Western Reserve University

Fighting Superbugs

Faculty Host: Emily Scott ( scottee@umich.edu ) 764-3530 Student Host: Sarah Burris ( burriss@umich.edu )
Speaker Website Speaker Abstract
October 1, 2019
2:00pm
Palmer Commons, Forum Hall (Fourth Floor)
Sean Henry
PhD Candidate, Oral Dissertation Defense Seminar
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Michigan

Structural Evolution of a Bifunctional Mu-Opioid Receptor (MOR)/Delta-Opioid Receptor (DOR) Peptidomimetic

Faculty Host: Henry I. Mosberg ( him@umich.edu ) 764-8117
October 3, 2019
4:00pm
2548 NUB
Patrick O'Brien, PhD
Associate Professor, Biological Chemistry
University of Michigan

Chemistry & Biology of Human DNA Ligases

Faculty Host: Amanda L. Garner ( algarner@umich.edu ) 763-2654
Speaker Website
October 24, 2019
4:00pm
2548 NUB
Angelo Aguilar, PhD
Assistant Research Scientist
Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology, University of Michigan

tba

Faculty Host: Amanda Garner ( algarner@umich.edu ) 763-2654
October 31, 2019
4:00pm
2548 NUB
Laura M. Sanchez, PhD
Assistant Professor
Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

Visualizing microbial and cellular chemistry in situ

Faculty Host: Amanda Garner ( algarner@umich.edu ) 763-2654
Speaker Website
November 7, 2019
4:00pm
2548 NUB
Ryoma Ohi, PhD
Associate Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology, and Adjunct Research Associate Professor, Life Sciences Institute
University of Michigan

Trimming the C-terminal tail of alpha-tubulin: What is it good for?


Speaker Website
November 14, 2019
4:00pm
2548 NUB
Amanda Hargrove, PhD
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Duke University, Trinity College of Science and the Arts, Durham, NC

tba

Faculty Host: Tim Cernak ( tcernak@umich.edu ) 647-6793
Speaker Website
December 9, 2019
3:00pm
To Be Announced
Sumit Bandekar
PhD Candidate, Oral dissertation Defense Seminar
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Michigan

tba

Faculty Host: Janet Smith ( janetsmi@umich.edu ) 615-9564