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 remotely on Thursday, weekly at 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise stated. Select a semester from the drop-down menu below to browse the schedule. Remote Seminars for 2020-2021, Zoom links will be announced via e-mail. Please contact the department at COP-MedChemDept@med.umich.edu if you would like to be added to the MedChemSeminars e-mail announcement group.

View a list of all MedChem seminars

October 8, 2020
4:00pm
Zoom Remote
Darci J. Trader, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Purdue University; West Lafayette, IN

Methods to Evaluate and Perturb the Activity of the Human Proteasome with Small Molecules

Faculty Host: Prof. Amanda L. Garner, PhD ( algarner@umich.edu ) Student Host: Rachel Torrez ( torrezrm@umich.edu )
Speaker Website Speaker Abstract
October 15, 2020
4:00pm
Zoom Remote
Hosein Mohimani, PhD
Assistant Professor, Computational Biology Department, School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University; Pittsburgh, PA

Computational methods for small molecule natural product discovery

Faculty Host: Prof. Roland Kersten ( rkersten@umich.edu )
Speaker Website Speaker Abstract
October 22, 2020
4:00pm
Zoom Remote
Jennifer C. Petter, PhD
Founder and Chief Scientific Officer
Arrakis Therapeutics; Waltham MA

Drugging RNA Structures with Small Molecules

Faculty Host: Prof. Amanda L. Garner, PhD ( algarner@umich.edu )
Speaker Website Speaker Abstract
November 5, 2020
4:00pm
Zoom Remote
Simone Brixius-Anderko, PhD
Research Fellow, Department of Medicinal Chemistry
College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI

Understanding Aldosterone Biosynthesis for Enhanced Treatment of Hypertension

Faculty Host: Prof. Amanda L. Garner, PhD ( algarner@umich.edu )
Speaker Website Speaker Abstract
November 12, 2020
4:00pm
Zoom Remote
Alessandra S. Eustaquio, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy and Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC)

From DNA to natural products through genetics

Faculty Host: Prof. Amanda L. Garner, PhD ( algarner@umich.edu )
Speaker Website Speaker Abstract
December 4, 2020
3:00pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 966 9548 1212
Christine Cuthbertson
PhD Candidate, Oral Dissertation Defense Seminar
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Michigan

Inhibition of Nucleotide and One-Carbon Metabolism for the Treatment of Cancer

Faculty Host: Nouri Neamati ( neamati@umich.edu )
Speaker Abstract
December 14, 2020
12:00pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 942 4111 8228
Sean Tanzey
PhD Candidate, Oral Dissertation Defense Seminar
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Michigan

Novel Approaches to PET Imaging Neurodegeneration

Faculty Host: Peter JH Scott ( pjhscott@med.umich.edu )
Speaker Abstract