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, Link TBA
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 )
Speaker Website Speaker Abstract
October 15, 2020
4:00pm
Zoom Remote, Link TBA
Hosein Mohimani, PhD
Assistant Professor, Computational Biology Department, School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University; Pittsburgh, PA

TBA

Faculty Host: Prof. Roland Kersten ( rkersten@umich.edu )
Speaker Website
October 22, 2020
4:00pm
Zoom Remote, Link TBA
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, Link TBA
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
November 12, 2020
4:00pm
Zoom Remote, Link TBA
Alessandra S. Eustaquio, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences Center Affiliate, Center for Biomolecular Sciences
College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC); Chicago, IL

From DNA to natural products through genetics

Faculty Host: Prof. Amanda L. Garner, PhD ( algarner@umich.edu )
Speaker Website