The KU Department of Medicinal Chemistry provides Ph.D. students a strong foundation in organic and medicinal chemistry with flexibility for additional emphasis in aspects of biochemistry, pharmacology and other biological sciences.
KU Medicinal Chemistry
Our diverse faculty cover and unusually broad range of scientific interests, including synthetic and medicinal chemistry, biochemistry and peptide chemistry, and natural products chemistry.
Mertes Lecture Series
The Mathias P. Mertes Memorial Lecture Series was created to memorialize Professor and former Department of Medicinal Chemistry Chair Mathias P. Mertes and his dedication to excellence in research and scholarship through a student-initiated lecture series.