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

May 17, 2018
2:00pm
1544 NUB
Leroy B. Townsend Award Lectureship; Yousong Ding, PhD, University of Michigan Alumnus, Medicinal Chemistry PhD, 2010
Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
University of Florida; Gainesville, FL

Exploiting Microbial Genomes to Access New Enzymology and Valuable Chemicals

Faculty Host: George Garcia ( gagarcia@umich.edu ) 764-2202
Speaker Website Speaker Abstract
May 18, 2018
8:30am
Rackham Amphitheater and Assembly Hall, Fourth Floor
ACS MedChem Student Chapter Career Forum with Keynote Speaker: Bruce Roth, PhD
Former Senior Vice President of Small Molecule Drug Discovery, and Co-Leader of Genentech Research
Genentech, Inc.

The Discovery and Development of Lipitor: Would Anyone Make This Molecule Today?

Faculty Host: ACS MedChem Student Chapter ( acsmediexec@umich.edu ) Student Host: Nicholas Ragazzone and Andrea Shergalis
Speaker Website Speaker Abstract
May 31, 2018
1:00pm
2548 NUB
Maxwell A. Stefan
PhD Candidate, Dissertation Defense Seminar
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Michigan

Kinetic Characterization of Rifamycin-Resistant M. tuberculosis RNA polymerases and Novel Therapeutic Approach for Targeting Transcription

Faculty Host: Geogre A. Garcia ( gagarcia@umich.edu )
Speaker Abstract
June 8, 2018
9:30am
2548 NUB
Yangbing Li
PhD Candidate, Dissertation Defense Seminar
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Michigan

Development of novel PROTAC Small-Molecule Degraders of MDM2 Protein and Peptidomimetic Inhibitors Targeting WDR5-MLL1 Protein-Protein Interaction

Faculty Host: Shaomeng Wang ( shaomeng@umich.edu ) 615-0362
Speaker Abstract
July 27, 2018
1:00pm
1544 NUB
Jordan Clark
PhD Candidate, Dissertation Defense Seminar
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Michigan

PhD Oral Dissertation Defense: Structural Investigation of Binding Events in Proteins

Faculty Host: Heather Carlson ( carlsonh@umich.edu ) 615-6841
August 20, 2018
10:00am
2548 NUB
Jeffery Zwicker
PhD Candidate, Dissertation Defense Seminar
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Michigan

Oral Dissertation Defense, Title to be announced

Faculty Host: Scott Larsen
August 28, 2018
1:00pm
Location TBA
Jennifer Schmidt
PhD Candidate, Dissertation Defense Seminar
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Michigan

Oral Dissertation Defense Seminar: Title to be announced

Faculty Host: David Sherman ( davidhs@umich.edu ) 615-9907