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 North University Ave. Building 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 North University Ave. Building (formerly known as CC Little)
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 North University Ave. Building (formerly known as CC Little)
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 )