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.

UF Drug Discovery Symposium

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APRIL 22-23, 2021

UF Drug Discovery Symposium

Poster and Abstract Submission Due March 30th **Must be registered to submit** Registration Deadline April 6th

Department news

34th Annual Research Showcase breaks record for…

The UF College of Pharmacy’s 2021 Annual Research Showcase featured a record number of poster presentations, as participants embraced a new format…

Arashdeep Singh, Ph.D., presents at the 34th Annual Research Showcase

Hebaalla Agha and Dr. Chris McCurdy’s sigma…

Graduate student Hebaalla Agha and her faculty mentor, Medicinal Chemistry Professor Chris McCurdy, Ph.D., had their review article featured as the…

RSC Medicinal Chemistry Cover Feb. 2021

Register for the 4th Annual UF Drug Discovery…

The virtual event will be held April 22-23 and hosted by the Center for Natural Products, Drug Discovery and Development.

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seminar series and guest speakers

CNPD3 Seminar Series Spring 2021 Lecturer | Dr…

April 7th, 2021, 10AM-11AM, via Zoom Dr. Bannister’s presentation is titled “The Pursuit of Safer Opioid Pain Relievers”  

CNPD3 Guest Lecture Thomas Bannister

CNPD3 Seminar Series Spring 2021 Lecturer | Prof…

March 24th, 2021, 8AM-9AM, via Zoom Dr. Kim’s presentation is titled “Awakening and Refactoring of Natural Product Biosynthetic Gene Cluster in…

CNPD3 Seminar Series Spring Guest Lecturer Eung-Soo Kim

CNPD3 Seminar Series Spring 2021 Lecturer | Dr…

March 17th, 2021, 10AM-11AM, via Zoom Dr. O’Connor’s presentation is titled “Chemistry and Biology of Plants”  

Sarah O'Connor

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

UF College of Pharmacy again ranks amongst the nation’s best in pharmacy residency matches

34th Annual Research Showcase breaks record for most posters and oral presentations

Drs. Karen Berger and Daniel Gonzalez named to the 2021 40 Gators Under 40 list

Amy Alleyne and Corey Perkins win poster awards during UF’s Graduate Student Diversity Research Day