The award recognizes a Ph.D. student who has exceptional research accomplishments, including extramural awards, publications and evidence of exemplary leadership, professional activity or service.
Eight new graduate students joined the department in fall 2022.
The research will focus on marine organisms with exceptional biosynthetic potential, employing genomic and chemical approaches.
David Blanco and Alexis Smith are graduate students in the department of medicinal chemistry.
Cui was approved for tenure and promoted to associate professor, while Chen and Ratnayake were promoted to research associate professor.
New research from the UF College of Pharmacy finds apratoxin S4 can interfere with the replication of many viruses.
The students were recognized as part of the Dr. Margaret James Career Celebration event on June 24.
The UF College of Pharmacy secured a record $32.3 million in research funding last year.
Dr. James was the longest-tenured faculty member in the UF College of Pharmacy at the time of her retirement.
Grundmann will serve a two-year term as president-elect beginning in September 2022 and assume the presidential position in 2024.