Education & Training
The Biological Chemistry and Organic Chemistry Graduate Programs provide state-of-the-art training in biochemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, and molecular biology to prepare students to make significant research contributions at this interface of chemistry and biology.
Candidates should contact faculty members directly with curriculum vitae and three references. Support is available for selected postdoctoral researchers through the Sara and Frank McKnight Fellowships.
Molecule of the Year Award Recipients
|2020||Aloysus Lawong and Suraksha Gahalawat, Ph.D.||ALCHM3||A novel tetrazole with antimalarial activity targeting heme polymerization.|
|2019||Juan Manuel Povedano Selfa, Ph.D. and Rameshu Rallabandi, Ph.D.||SNARTUB||For nucleophilic aromatic substitution with tubulin as the target of neuroendocrine cancer cells killing.|
|2018||Yu-San Yang||Pbp1||For discovering that yeast ataxin-2 ortholog Pbp1 acts as a molecular redox sensor to regulate the TORC1 complex in response to the activity state of mitochondria.|
|2017||Yuanli Zhen, Ph.D.||ADP-Ribose||For discovery of the role of PARP modification in breast cancer sensitivity to chemotherapy.|
|2016||Pano Theodoropoulos and Sarah Winterton||Oxalamides||For the discovery of oxalamides as tumor specific inhibitors of Stearoyl CoA desaturase.|