Welcome to the Department of Medicinal Chemistry

The department’s strategic location within UF Health facilitates interdisciplinary collaborations and close interactions with clinicians, which catalyzes the translation from bench to bedside.

Department news

Kratom: What science is discovering about the…

Dr. Chris McCurdy explains how science is attempting to answer safety questions around kratom in this Conversation story.

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Dr. Chris McCurdy’s kratom alkaloid study…

McCurdy began researching kratom in 2005 and the study represents the first time his team’s kratom research has appeared on a journal cover.

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Graduate student Kelton Schleyer wins UFHCC…

Kelton Schleyer, a medicinal chemistry graduate student in Dr. Lina Cui’s lab, is one of five health college students to receive a 2020 UF Health…

Kelton Schleyer presents a poster at the Annual Research Showcase

seminar series and guest speakers

CNPD3 Seminar Series Fall 2020 Lecturer | Dr…

December 16th, 2020, 11AM-12PM, via Zoom Dr. Hammock’s presentation is titled “Discovery and design of soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibitors to…

Bruce Hammock

CNPD3 Seminar Series Fall 2020 Lecturer | Dr…

December 9th, 2020, 8AM-9AM, via Zoom Dr. Li’s presentation is titled “DNA-encoded Small Molecules for Drug Discovery, Protein Labeling and…

CNPD3 Seminar Series Fall 2020 Lecturer Xiaoyu Li

CNPD3 Seminar Series Fall 2020 Lecturer | Dr…

November 18th, 2020, 11AM-12PM, via Zoom Dr. Tremaine’s presentation is titled “Incorporating Drug Properties into Pharmaceutical Candidates…

CNPD3 Seminar Series Fall 2020 Lecturer Larry Tremaine

fast facts | academic year 2019-20

$4.7 million in research awards

106 Publications

5 Issued patents

30 Ph.D. students

12 Postdoctoral fellows

10 Faculty in Ph.D. program

Our faculty, staff & students

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Graduate Spotlight

UF COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

One degree, five concentrations

Discover the UF pharmaceutical sciences graduate program and learn about our comprehensive and collaborative research training among the five departments.

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College news

Kratom: What science is discovering about the risks and benefits of a controversial herb

Dr. Weihsuan “Jenny” Lo-Ciganic to serve second term on Pharmacy Quality Alliance Quality Metrics Expert Panel

Dr. Chris McCurdy’s kratom alkaloid study featured on the cover of ACS Pharmacology and Translational Science

ASHP Midyear: Gainesville SSHP student chapter wins Outstanding Professional Development Project Award