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Thu, 02/29/2024

Wolfe's Alzheimer's study has surprising findings

The research team came to the surprising conclusion that the stalled process of amyloid production — not the amyloid itself — can trigger loss of critical connections between nerve cells.
Tue, 01/10/2023

Flynn gives 39th annual Mossberg lecture and receives Distinguished Graduate Award

Daniel L. Flynn, a 1977 and 1981 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, is the recipient of the school’s Distinguished Graduate Award for 2024. Flynn received the award Jan. 10, 2024, prior to his keynote lecture as part of the 39th Mossberg Honors Symposium at the Pharmacy Building in KU’s West District.
Wed, 10/26/2022

$5.7 million NIH grant will fund final stretch of successful 15-year initiative

A University of Kansas research center developing technologies to better understand and diagnose disease has received a $5.7 million federal grant to sustain the collaborative, multidisciplinary research environment it has helped foster at KU since 2012 through its core laboratories and faculty programs.
Wed, 10/19/2022

Apurba Dutta named School of Pharmacy associate dean

Apurba Dutta has been named associate dean of academic affairs for the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. Dutta has been a faculty member in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the school since 2000 and began his career at KU in 1999 as assistant director of the Drug Discovery Program at the Higuchi Biosciences Center.
Mon, 08/29/2022

W.M. Keck Foundation awards $1.2 million to KU and University of Chicago team to transform understanding of RNA splicing

The W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded a $1.2 million grant to medicinal chemistry and computational biology researchers at the University of Kansas and the University of Chicago focused on addressing a long-unresolved problem in biomedical research — finding molecules able to target the “undruggable proteome.”
Mon, 12/13/2021

Doctoral student Jacob Immel wins first place in 2021 3MT® Competition

Minute Thesis Competition is a global research communication event with a compelling challenge: How well can graduate students convey the scope of their research to a general audience in three minutes or less? ...

Sat, 01/09/2021

Looking Back at 49 Years of Teaching and Research at KU

Robert Hanzlik, Professor Emeritus, looks back on 49 years of teaching and researching at the University of Kansas.
Wed, 11/13/2019

Apurba Dutta, Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, named one of 13 KU Senior Administrative Fellows for 2019-2020

Apurba Dutta, Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, is one of thirteen KU faculty members selected to take part in the Senior Administrative Fellows Program for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Wed, 11/06/2019

Timmermann lends her expertise to search for new approaches to pain management

When the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services asked Distinguished Professor Barbara Timmermann to serve on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) advisory council, she was eager to share the expertise in medicinal chemistry she has developed throughout her career. As the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy professor...

Thu, 06/13/2019

KU Medicinal Chemistry welcomes two new faculty members

of Medicinal Chemistry in the KU School of Pharmacy welcomes two new faculty members in summer 2019 - Shyam Sathyamoorthi and Jingxin Wang. ...

Thu, 05/09/2019

Journal of Natural Products Special Issue Honors Distinguished Professor Barbara N. Timmermann

Wed, 04/10/2019

School of Pharmacy will host 57th annual medicinal chemistry meeting

More than 200 of the brightest minds in medicinal chemistry will be in Lawrence this week as the 57th Annual MIKIW Conference gets underway at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. ...

Mon, 09/10/2018

Smissman Lecturer Craig W. Lindley to discuss drug discovery in an academic environment

World-renowned pharmaceutical researcher Craig Lindsley of Vanderbilt University will deliver the 2018 Edward E. Smissman Memorial Lectures, describing his work at the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery (VCNDD). ...

Mon, 08/06/2018

Student receives prestigious Gilliam Fellowship

University of Kansas graduate student Angelo Andres, along with his mentor Blake Peterson, Regents Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the KU School of Pharmacy, has earned a prestigious Gilliam Fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). ...

Mon, 07/16/2018

Department welcomes new faculty member

Chemistry Department is pleased to announce the addition of a new faculty member, Steven Bloom. Bloom will start his position this fall as an assistant professor of medicinal chemistry. Bloom graduated with honors in Chemistry and Biochemistry from McDaniel College in western Maryland in 2010, and completed his Ph.D. in...

Thu, 05/31/2018

MedChem faculty grows

of Medicinal Chemistry is pleased to introduce its newest faculty member, Zarko Boskovic, who will come on board officially in late July. ...