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 NUB at the College of Pharmacy 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

Discovery of APG-115 an MDM2 Inhibitor in Clinical Trials and AA-265 a PROTAC MDM2 Degrader Clinical Candidate

Faculty Host: Amanda Garner ( algarner@umich.edu ) 763-2654
October 29, 2019
2:30pm
2548 NUB
John Katzenellenbogen, PhD
Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Understanding—and Overcoming—Therapy Resistance in Breast and Prostate Cancerss

Faculty Host: Peter Scott ( pjhscott@umich.edu ) 615-1756
Speaker Website
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?

Faculty Host: Amanda Garner ( algarner@umich.edu ) 763-2654
Speaker Website
November 14, 2019
4:00pm
2548 NUB
Amanda E. Hargrove, PhD
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Duke University, Trinity College of Science and the Arts, Durham, NC

From Patterns to Function in Small Molecule: RNA Interactions

Faculty Host: Tim Cernak ( tcernak@umich.edu ) 647-6793
Speaker Website
December 6, 2019
11:00am
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Andrea Shergalis
PhD Candidate, Oral Dissertation Defense Seminar
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Michigan

TBA

Faculty Host: Nouri Neamati ( neamati@umich.edu ) 647-2732
December 9, 2019
3:00pm
3040 Life Sciences Institute (Library)
Sumit J. Bandekar
PhD Candidate, Oral Dissertation Defense Seminar
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Michigan

Structure and Function of the Oncogenic RhoGEF Trio

Faculty Host: Janet Smith ( janetsmi@umich.edu ) 615-9564
December 10, 2019
4:00pm
Forum Hall, Palmer Commons
John G. Topliss Award Lecture; Speaker: Francois Diederich, PhD
Professor of Organic Chemistry
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology; Zurich, Switzerland

Molecular Recognition in Chemical and Biological Systems: Chemical Models and Biostructural Investigations

Faculty Host: Andy White ( whitandd@umich.edu ) 647-7374
Speaker Website