Research Areas

Graduate studies in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry are dedicated to research and education at the interface of the chemical and biological sciences. The graduate program is devoted to the education and training of students to become creative and independent investigators for positions in academic, industrial or government settings. Toward this end the graduate curriculum is an interdisciplinary composition of courses covering the major areas of contemporary medicinal chemistry. Students seeking admission must hold at least a B.S. degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, or a related area.

Research Areas

  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery Research
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Natural Product Research
  • Natural Products Drug Discovery
  • Glycobiology
  • Antiviral Drug Discovery
  • Therapeutic Biomaterials
  • Biodiversity
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Structure Based Drug Design
  • Molecular Simulation

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