Medicinal Chemistry

Division Head

Whitman, Christian P., Ph.D.
Division Head of Med. Chem.
Romeo T. Bachand, Jr. Regents Professor
BME 6.202A

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.
Johnson & Johnson Centennial
Professor in Pharmacy
BME 6.202B

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
UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers
Professor of Med. Chem.
PHR 5.112D

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.

Fast, Walter L., Ph.D.
Wm. I. Dismukes Fellowship in Pharmacy
Associate Professor of Med. Chem.
BME 6.202D

Fast's Lab is interested in merging chemical biology with more classical biochemical and enzymological approaches in the investigation and manipulation of enzyme superfamilies with therapeutic interest.

Lee, Seongmin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Med. Chem.
PHR 3.206A

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.

Liu, Hung-wen (Ben), Ph.D.
Professor of Med. Chem.
George H. Hitchings Regents Chair
In Drug Design
PHR 3.206B

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: September 1, 2015

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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

Email Address: pharmacy

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

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