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Ryan Altman
Associate Professor
Malott Hall, Room 4046A

Associate 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.

Apurba Dutta
Associate Professor
Malott Hall, Room 4001

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.

Mark Farrell
Assistant Professor
Shankel Structural Biology Center
Robert Hanzlik
Professor, Interim Chair of Medicinal Chemistry
Malott Hall, Room 4048

Professor Robert Hanzlik earned his B.A. in chemistry and biology from Southern Illinois University, and completed his Ph.D. in organic chemistry at Stanford University.

Regents Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Shankel Structural Biology Center, Room 1045

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.

Thomas Prisinzano
Shankel Structural Biology Center, Room 2070

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.

Barbara Timmermann
University Distinguished Professor
Malott Hall, Room 4004

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.

Michael S. Wolfe
Mathias P. Mertes Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Malott Hall, Room 4040A

Michael Wolfe earned a B.S. in chemistry from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science and a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Kansas.  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.

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