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
4:00pm
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 ( shaomeng@umich.edu ) 615-0362
Speaker Website Speaker Abstract
September 20, 2018
4:00pm
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
4:00pm
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 ( davidhs@umich.edu ) 615-9907
Speaker Website Speaker Abstract
October 4, 2018
4:00pm
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 ( sdlarsen@umich.edu ) 615-0454
Speaker Abstract
October 5, 2018
2:30pm
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 ( him@umich.edu ) 764.8117
October 11, 2018
4:00pm
2548 NUB
John A. Porco, Jr., Ph.D.
CMD Director and Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Center for Molecular Discovery (BU-CMD),Boston University

Recent Studies Towards the Synthesis of Bioactive Natural Products

Faculty Host: Tim Cernak ( tcernak@umich.edu ) 647-6793
Speaker Website
October 25, 2018
4:00pm
2548 NUB
Stephen Husbands, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology; Centre for Therapeutic Innovation
University of Bath, United Kingdom

Solving the Opioid Crisis - with Opioids

Faculty Host: John R. Traynor and Hank Mosberg ( jtraynor@umich.edu ) 647-7479
Speaker Website
November 1, 2018
4:00pm
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; New Haven, CT

Chemistry at the Host-Bacteria Interface

Faculty Host: David Sherman ( davidhs@umich.edu ) 615-9907
Speaker Website
November 8, 2018
4:00pm
2548 NUB
Eugene Chen, PhD
Frederick G L Huetwell Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Professor of Internal Medicine, Professor of Surgery, Professor of Pharmacology, and Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Medical School, University of Michigan

Nitration of unsaturated fatty acids: from bench to bedside

Faculty Host: George Garcia ( gagarcia@umich.edu ) 764-2202
Speaker Website
November 13, 2018
10:30am
Fourth Floor, Palmer Commons
Third Annual ACS Medicinal Chemistry Symposium
Tom Poulos, Ph. D., University of California, Irvine; and Ann E. Weber, Kallyope Inc. New York, NY
Full Day Symposium

Full schedule to be announced

Faculty Host: ACS MEDI Graduate Student Chapter
Speaker Website Speaker Abstract
December 12, 2018
10:00am
1544 NUB
Dylan Kahl
PhD Candidate, Dissertation Defense Seminar
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Michigan

Oral Dissertation Defense, title TBA

Faculty Host: Scott Larsen ( sdlarsen@umich.edu ) 615-0454
December 13, 2018
2:00pm
1544 NUB
Erin Gallagher
PhD Candidate, Dissertation Defense Seminar
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Michigan

Oral Dissertation Defense: Modulating the eIF4E-eIF4G Protein-Protein Interaction

Faculty Host: Amanda L. Garner ( algarner@umich.edu ) 763-2654