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 2548 CCL unless otherwise stated. Select a semester from the drop-down menu below to browse the schedule.

View a list of all MedChem seminars

May 1, 2017
10:00am
Earl Lewis Room, Third Floor, Rackham Graduate School
David Cech
PhD Candidate, Dissertation Defense Seminar
University of Michigan, Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Insights into the Mechanistic and Regulatory Properties of D-arabinose-5-phosphate Isomerases

Faculty Host: Ronald Woodard ( rww@umich.edu )
May 3, 2017
10:00am
1706 Chemistry Building
Will P. Kaplan
PhD Candidate, Dissertation Defense Seminar
University of Michigan, Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Drug-Oriented Synthesis of Cardiotonic Steroids

Faculty Host: Pavel Nagorny ( nagorny@umich.edu )
May 18, 2017
2:00pm
2548 CC Little
Leroy B. Townsend Lectureship; Ji-Wang Chern, PhD, University of Michigan Alumnus, Medicinal Chemistry PhD, 1985
Distinguished Professor, School of Pharmacy; and Director, Center for Innovative Therapeutics Discovery,
National Taiwan University

Development of HDAC6 inhibitor as anticancer agent via autophagy inhibition and PD-L1 blockade

Faculty Host: George A. Garcia ( gagarcia@umich.edu )
May 25, 2017
2:00pm
2548 CC Little
Helen Waldschmidt
PhD Candidate, Dissertation Defense Seminar
University of Michigan, Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Development, synthesis, and characterization of G protein-coupled receptor kinase inhibitors using structure based drug design for the advancement of heart failure therapeutics

Faculty Host: Scott Larsen ( sdlarsen@umich.edu )
August 3, 2017
10:00am
2548 CC Little
Nathan Scharf
PhD Candidate, Disseration Defense Seminar
University of Michigan, Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Identification and Evaluation of Bacterial RNA Polymerase Inhibitors Using a Novel Plasmid-based Transcription Assay

Faculty Host: George A. Garcia ( gagarcia@umich.edu )
August 17, 2017
10:00am
2548 CC Little Building
Michael Agius
PhD Candidate, Dissertation Defense Seminar
University of Michigan, Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Modulating the Global Conformations of c-Src Kinase

Faculty Host: Matt Soellner ( soellner@umich.edu )
August 24, 2017
10:00am
2548 CC Little
Eric Lachacz
PhD Candidate, Dissertation Defense Seminar
University of Michigan, Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Developing Target Identification Platforms Using Profiled Kinase Inhibitors

Faculty Host: Matt Soellner ( soellner@umich.edu )