Assistant Professor Ryan A. Altman received his B.S. in chemistry from Creighton University in 2003 and his Ph.D. in organic Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2008. He completed his training at the University of California, Irvine as a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow from 2008–2011.
Professor Brian Blagg earned a B.A. in chemistry and environmental studies in 1994 from Sonoma State University and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 1999 from the University of Utah. In 2002, Blagg completed an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at The Scripps Research Institute.
Associate Professor Apurba Dutta earned a Ph.D. from North-Eastern Hill University in Shillong, India in 1989 and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Konstanz in Germany from 1991-1992. He was also a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Kansas from 1993-1994.
Instructor Stephanie King received her B.S. in Biochemistry from Wichita State University, and in 2004 earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Ohio University. Before coming to KU, she served the citizens of Broward County, Florida and Sedgwick County, Kansas as a forensic DNA analyst. She teaches the Medicinal Biochemistry Laboratory on the Wichita campus.
Distinguished Professor Blake Peterson earned a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Nevada, Reno and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles. He was a Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University from 1995-1998, an American Cancer Society Research Scholar in 2003, and a Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar in 2003. He was elected as a Fellow of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2013.
Professor Thomas Prisinzano earned a bachelor’s in chemistry from the University of Delaware and a doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences from Virginia Commonwealth University. He received postdoctoral training at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.
Distinguished Professor Barbara Timmermann joined the School of Pharmacy faculty as chair of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry in August of 2005. She came to KU after an academic career of close to 25 years at the University of Arizona, where she attained the title of Regents Professor.
Judy Wu joined the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Kansas in August 2011. She received her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Duke University in 2008, M. S. degree in Food Science and Biochemistry from Louisiana State University in 2003, and B.S. degree in Pharmacy from Zhejiang University in China. After receiving her Ph.D., she joined the McAllister Heart Institute at the UNC Chapel Hill and received a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association. At the KU School of Pharmacy, Dr. Wu teaches Medicinal Biochemistry Laboratory and Pharmacy Skills Laboratory.