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 13, 2018
2548 NUB
James C. Barrow, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Drug Discovery and Associate Professor
Lieber Institute for Brain Development and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Discovery and evaluation of non-nitrocatechol COMT inhibitors for treatment of psychiatric conditions

Faculty Host: Shaomeng Wang ( ) 615-0362
Speaker Website Speaker Abstract
September 20, 2018
2548 NUB
Amanda L. Garner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry
University of Michigan

Chemical Probing of Translational Control and microRNA Biology

Faculty Host: George Garcia
Speaker Website
September 27, 2018
2548 NUB
Jason Kwan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences Division
School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Exploring the biosynthetic potential of uncultured microbes

Faculty Host: David Sherman ( ) 615-9907
Speaker Website Speaker Abstract
October 4, 2018
Forum Hall, Palmer Commons
John G. Topliss Award Lecture, Ann E. Weber, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President - Drug Discovery
Kallyope Inc., New York, NY

From JANUVIA to MARIZEV (Omarigliptin), a Once Weekly DPP-4 Inhibitor for the Treatment of Diabetes

Faculty Host: Scott Larsen ( ) 615-0454
Speaker Abstract
October 5, 2018
Palmer Commons, Forum Hall
Anthony Nastase
PhD Candidate, Dissertation Defense Seminar
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Michigan

The Design, Synthesis, and Pharmacological Evaluation of Bifunctional Mu-/Delta-Selective Opioid Receptor Ligands for the Treatment of Pain

Faculty Host: Henry Mosberg ( ) 764.8117
October 11, 2018
2548 NUB
John A. Porco, Jr., Ph.D.
CMD Director and Professor of Chemistry
Boston University

to be announced

Faculty Host: Tim Cernak ( ) 647-6793
Speaker Website
October 25, 2018
2548 NUB
Stephen Husbands, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology; Centre for Therapeutic Innovation
University of Bath

to be announced

Faculty Host: John R. Traynor ( ) 647-7479
Speaker Website
November 1, 2018
2548 NUB
Jason M. Crawford, Ph.D.
Maxine F. Singer '57 Ph.D. Associate Professor of Chemistry and Associate Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis
Yale University

to be announced

Faculty Host: David Sherman ( ) 615-9907
Speaker Website
November 13, 2018
Fourth Floor, Palmer Commons
ACS MedChem Student Chapter Symposium
Tom Poulos, Ph. D., University of California, Irvine
Craig Lindsley, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Full Day Symposium, full schedule to be announced

Faculty Host: ACS MedChem Student Chapter