Graduate student conducting research

Enrollment and Outcome Data

Currently enrolled:  19
9 Female, 6 Male, 1 Asian American, 1 Hispanic, 1 African American, 12 White, 0 International (non-US Citizen)
Applicants:  32
Admissions:  6
Newly Enrolled Students:  4


PhD Completion Data

Year Entering Students Earned PhD Median time to PhD Still enrolled Left with MS Left without PhD or MS
2008-09 2 2 60 months 0 0 0
2009-10 6 5 61 months 0 0 1
2010-11 4 4 68 months 0 0 0
2011-12 5 3 69 months 0 0 2
2012-13 5 5 66 months 0 0 0

 

Initial Placement of PhD Graduates, 2014-2015 through 2018-2019

Postdoc:   42%
Tenure track Faculty position: 13%
Non-Tenure Track Faculty position:  5%
Government/Non-Profit:  9%
Industry:  25%
Other:  5%
Unreported:  1%

Graduate students in Medicinal and Natural Products Chemistry have a chance to do research in a broad range of areas. These areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel application for enzymes and cells in synthesis
  • Total synthesis of natural products for treating cancer and AIDS
  • Development of new synthetic methodology
  • Cloning and mutagenesis of proteins
  • Novel high throughput screening methods
  • Development of structure activity relationships
  • Structure elucidation by NMR, MS and crystallography
  • Development of novel drug targets
  • Development of gene delivery systems
  • Pharmacological assay development
  • Reactive intermediate chemistry
  • Design and synthesize new carbohydrate vaccines and antibiotic drugs
  • Receptor binding
  • Neurochemistry
  • Signal transduction
  • Mechanistic enzymology
  • Enzyme kinetics and inhibition
  • Microbial transformations
  • Mechanistic toxicology
  • Drug metabolism
  • Biocatalysis
  • Protein purification