Associate Professor Ryan A. Altman earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor of science in chemistry from Creighton University. He completed his training at the University of California, Irvine as a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow.
Assistant Professor Steven Bloom completed his postdoctoral work at Princeton University. He earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from John Hopkins University and a bachelor of science in chemistry and biochemistry from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.
Assistant Professor Zarko Boskovic completed his postdoctoral work at the Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University. He earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a bachelor of science in chemistry from the University of Niš, Serbia.
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.
Distinguished Professor Blake Peterson earned a a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles and a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Nevada, Reno. 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 Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences from Virginia Commonwealth University and a bachelor’s in chemistry from the University of Delaware. He completed 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 in August of 2005. She served as chair of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry from August 2005 to December 2012. 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. She was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2001 and as a Fellow of the American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP) in 2014.
Professor Michael Wolfe earned a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from the University of Kansas and a bachelor of science in chemistry from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. After a postdoctoral stint at the University of Kansas, he was a Pharmacology Research Associate Trainee (PRAT Fellow) at the National Institutes of Health.
Judy Wu received her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Duke University, M. S. degree in Food Science and Biochemistry from Louisiana State University, and B.S. degree in Pharmacy from Zhejiang University in China. At the KU School of Pharmacy, Dr. Wu teaches Medicinal Biochemistry Laboratory and Pharmacy Skills Laboratory.