Graduate student conducting research

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

If you are interested in these or any other closely related areas, please contact us today about joining our Graduate Program in Medicinal Chemistry!

Professor Jonathan Doorn, Division Head