Medicinal Chemistry

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Fast, Walter L., Ph.D.
Wm. I. Dismukes Fellowship in Pharmacy
Associate Professor of Med. Chem.
BME 6.202D
512-232-4000
walt.fast@austin.utexas.edu


Research Interests

My teaching at the University of Texas at Austin involves undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and professional pharmacy students in class and in the laboratory. My current research projects are in the areas of infectious disease, cancer, and cardiovascular / pulmonary health. My lab is guided by a broad curiosity about how enzymes work and how we can manipulate their functions. In most projects, we study the chemistry behind how these proteins accelerate chemical reactions that are important for biological processes. We use this information to develop small molecules to regulate the enzyme’s function, to design variant enzymes with altered functions or properties, or to design chemical probes to study the activity of enzymes within living cells. We have a particular interest in developing and studying enzyme inhibitors that rely on covalent bond formation as part of their mechanism. We choose to study enzymes that are suitable targets for new drugs, so our work serves as an early step in the development of novel therapeutics. Please see our laboratory web site (link below) for more details.


More information about Dr. Fast
> Fast Lab Web Site
Last Reviewed: February 5, 2015

Division Information

Mailing Address:
The University of Texas
at Austin
Medicinal Chemistry
BME 6.202
College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas
at Austin
2409 University Ave.
Stop A1900
Austin, TX, USA
78712-1113

Email Address: pharmacy
@austin.utexas.edu

Phone: 512-471-5263
Fax: 512-232-2606


College Mourns Creed Abell

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Creed Wills Abell III, Ph.D., of Austin, died Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

Dr. Abell was internationally recognized for his contribution to neurochemistry and neurobiology. His work contributed to the scientific information and understanding regarding diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's and to the understanding of how aging affects neurological function.


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