Medicinal Chemistry

Why get a PhD studying Medicinal Chemistry at UT Austin?

Medicinal chemistry is situated at the crossroads of basic biochemical research and drug discovery. Our unique curriculum provides students with a broad foundation of knowledge ranging from molecular biology to organic chemistry, with particular emphasis on pharmaceutical chemistry.

Students are introduced to research in the laboratories of our world-class faculty members through a series of rotations, and learn a variety of different techniques while exploring different approaches to science. Individual faculty interests are described online and incorporate the timely themes of drug design, biotechnology, enzyme mechanisms, glycobiology and bioorganic chemistry.

Personalized attention from our focused core of faculty members along with daily opportunities for interaction with other laboratories provides an excellent dynamic learning environment for students. Add to this the outstanding reputation of The University of Texas at Austin and the benefits of living in Austin and you have a mix that is hard to beat.

Earning a PhD by studying medicinal chemistry at UT Austin will prepare you well for a lifetime of learning and earning. Some of our past students have gone on to positions in academia (University of Wisconsin, Utah State University, Texas State University, Yonsei University (Korea), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong), Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (France), National Central University (Taiwan), Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (China)) as well as in industry (Merck Research Laboratories, GlaxoSmithKline, Albany Molecular Research, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Pharmacopeia, Invitrogen, AstraZeneca, Diversa Corporation, Dow Pharma, Novartis).

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Last Reviewed: October 2, 2008

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

Email Address: pharmacy

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

Provost's Teaching Fellows

Dr. Patrick Davis is among 20 leading faculty innovators who have been appointed as inaugural Provost's Teaching Fellows.

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