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

Medicinal Chemistry Award Winners

The department of medicinal chemistry celebrated its award winners on June 8.

Med Chem Awards

Drs. Grundmann and Zheng among college faculty…

Grundmann was promoted to clinical professor and Zheng was tenured.

Med Chem Faculty Tenure and Promotion 2021

UF creates antibacterial agents to help eradicate…

UF medicinal chemists report promising results from a study that may help in the battle against MRSA, tuberculosis and other infectious pathogens.

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seminar series and guest speakers

Message to UF Drug Discovery Symposium…

The jam-packed two-day symposium underscored that Florida is a powerhouse in drug discovery.

Drug Discovery Symposium

CNPD3 Seminar Series Spring 2021 Lecturer | Prof…

May 26th, 2021, 10AM-11AM, via Zoom Dr. Zhu’s presentation is titled “Fixing A Problematic Medicine, Plavix: Integrative Organic Synthesis and…

CNPD3 Seminar Series Spring 2021 Lecturer | Prof…

May 19th, 2021, 10AM-11AM, via Zoom Dr. Liang’s presentation is titled “Proximity Control Strategies for Epigenetic Regulation and Cell…

CNPD3 Seminar Series Spring 2021 Lecturer Fu-Sen Liang

fast facts | academic year 2019-20

$4.7 million in research awards

106 Publications

5 New patents issued last year

30 Ph.D. students

12 Postdoctoral fellows

10 Faculty in Ph.D. program

Our faculty, staff & students


Graduate Spotlight


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

AACP Emerging Teaching Scholar Award presented to Dr. Lindsey Childs-Kean

Dr. Carinda Feild elected president of the Society of Critical Care Medicine Florida chapter

Drs. Cicali and Cook honored with AACP Pharmacogenomics Teaching Award

UF awards promotion or tenure to nine College of Pharmacy faculty