Medicinal Chemistry

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Whitman, Christian P., Ph.D.
Division Head of Med. Chem.
Romeo T. Bachand, Jr. Regents Professor
BME 6.202A
512-471-6198
whitman@austin.utexas.edu


Whitman's laboratory is interested in how enzymes evolve and how they work. They are studying two groups of enzymes, the tautomerase superfamily and the fumaryl acetoacetate hydrolase (FAH) superfamily.
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Dalby, Kevin, Ph.D.
Professor of Med. Chem.
Southwestern Drug Corporation
Centennial Fellowship in Pharmacy
BME 6.202B
512-471-9267
dalby@austin.utexas.edu
cancerresearch@me.com


Dalby's laboratory endeavors to identify potential for cancer treatment through the targeting of protein kinases by utilizing novel efforts in chemical biology.
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Davis, Patrick J., Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean-Academic Affairs
Eckerd Centennial Professor
University Distinguished Teaching Professor
Professor of Med. Chem.
PHR 5.112D
512-475-9751
patrick.davis@austin.utexas.edu


Davis' current research efforts are focused in two areas: (1) the impact of educational technology on teaching and learning in the scientific component of the professional (PharmD) curriculum; and (2) the use of computer modeling and computational chemistry in predicting drug metabolism.
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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


Fast's Lab is interested in merging chemical biology with more classical biochemical and enzymological approaches in the investigation and manipulation of two enzyme superfamilies of therapeutic interest, the pentein superfamily and the metallo-beta-lactamase superfamily.
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Kerwin, Sean M., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Med. Chem.
G.D. Searle & Co.
Endowed Fellowship in Pharmacy
BME 6.202C
512-471-5074
skerwin@austin.utexas.edu


Kerwin's research combines synthetic organic chemistry with computational, biochemical, and molecular biological tools in an interdisciplinary approach to designing drugs that specifically target diseased cells or infectious agents. The long-term goal is the development of selective strategies for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases.
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Lee, Seongmin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Med. Chem.
PHR 3.206A
512-471-1785
seongminlee@austin.utexas.edu


Lee's lab researches damage, repair, and enzymatic modifications of DNA and RNA and is striving to discover potent chemotherapeutics that selectively inhibit DNA-modifying enzymes.
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Liu, Hung-wen (Ben), Ph.D.
Professor of Med. Chem.
George H. Hitchings Regents Chair
In Drug Design
PHR 3.206B
512-232-7811
liuh31@austin.utexas.edu


Liu's research lies at the crossroads of chemistry and biology. His group is currently working on three general areas with the focus aimed at the elucidation of the mechanisms of novel enzymatic reactions and the design of methods to control and/or regulate their functions.

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Last Reviewed: January 9, 2012

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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

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@austin.utexas.edu

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