What is Medicinal Chemistry?
The PhD program in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Michigan educates students in a broad range of chemically-based disciplines so that they are able to rigorously apply the methods of the physical sciences to research at the frontier of modern biomedical science. We are proud of our approach to medicinal chemistry and the long tradition of interdisciplinary research at the University of Michigan. The Interdepartmental Program in Medicinal Chemistry includes faculty from a variety of schools and departments at U of M. A number of accomplished researchers from the pharmaceutical industry serve as adjunct faculty, bringing industrial perspective on pharmaceutical research to the program.
Our PhD students may conduct their dissertation research with any faculty in the Interdepartmental Program (Medicinal Chemistry faculty and interdepartmental faculty). This wide variety of faculty and research interests, along with the ability to tailor PhD requirements individually around a core curriculum, gives our students a great degree of flexibility in their graduate education.
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