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Department of Medicinal Chemistry:

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Department of Medicinal Chemistry

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.

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James Augustus McCloskey, Jr, died August 30, 2017 at age 81 at home in Grey Forest, TX. He retired from the University of Utah in 2007 as Professor Emeritus. He was born Robert McCloskey at Robert B. Green Hospital in San Antonio, June 25, 1936 to James Augustus McCloskey, MD, and Marian Rebecca Koehler McCloskey. The American Chemical Society, Chemical Heritage Foundation has published an oral history of Jim's career: Read Here.

Dr. McCloskey Obituary


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