Smithsonian research into cyanobacteria’s powerful chemical compounds yields benefits for humans as well as reef habitats.
The department of medicinal chemistry virtually held its fourth annual student award ceremony, “Celebrating Student Excellence,” on July 9. The faculty were pleased to recognize the outstanding achievements for the 2019-2020 academic year of all 25+ graduate students in the department as well as to highlight a few individuals who…
The study examined the marine natural product largazole as a treatment option for brain diseases is featured on the July 2020 ACS Chemical Neuroscience journal cover.
The medicinal chemistry researchers are among six UF College of Pharmacy faculty receiving tenure or promotion in 2020.
The University of Florida College of Pharmacy received a record $28.3 million in research awards in 2019.
The American College of Clinical Pharmacology, or ACCP, has elected Oliver Grundmann, Ph.D., FCP, a clinical associate professor in the department of medicinal chemistry, as its 2020-2022 secretary. Grundmann joins five other clinical pharmacology experts on the executive committee, where they will work closely with the ACCP’s board of regents to support the organization’s mission.
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences awarded a five-year, $800,500 grant to establish the “Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Program at the University of Florida.”
Robert Huigens, Ph.D., an assistant professor of medicinal chemistry, has re-engineered the structure of vincamine, a plant-derived compound, and administered it to mice, successfully reducing their morphine-seeking behaviors. The American Chemical Society featured the study on the May cover of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.
The May cover of the organization’s flagship journal, Cancer Prevention Research, featured a clinical study on kava led by Chengguo “Chris” Xing, Ph.D., a professor of medicinal chemistry.
The University of Florida College of Pharmacy achieved its highest ranking ever in the U.S. News & World Report list of America’s best pharmacy colleges, climbing four spots to No. 5 in the rankings released March 17, 2020.