Ryan Alan Altman

School of Pharmacy - Medicinal Chemistry
Associate Professor
Primary office:
Malott Hall
Room 4046A
University of Kansas
1251 Wescoe Hall Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045-7582


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.


Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

B.S., Chemistry, Creighton University


The Altman laboratory is focused on (1) developing new fluorination reactions that can be employed for preparing biological probes and therapeutic candidates; (2) exploring physicochemical and biophysical perturbations imparted by fluorinated substructures, particularly within the context of neurotherapeutics; (3) studying the metabolism of tryptophan and its role in the immune response to various cancers; (4) developing small molecule adjuvants that overcome bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

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