Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry

Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry

The Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry consists of 16 primary and joint faculty members. In addition to basic biochemistry, our faculty members are involved in research in neuroscience, autoimmunity and basic immunology, cancer therapy and vaccines, inflammation and obesity, kidney and cardiovascular diseases, toxicology, organic synthesis, and targeted drug design and development. Our faculty members are recognized authorities in their areas of specialization, conducting research that contributes to the development of new treatments, practices, and innovations. 

The department is equipped with state-of-the-art computer-assisted instrumentation, providing facilities that allow for a wide variety of research approaches. These facilities are available for use by all students involved in graduate research.

The department is associated with the Center for Drug Design and Development, a university-wide resource and a focal point for developing collaborative research efforts with the pharmaceutical industry.

Learning Outcomes for the M.S. in Medicinal Chemistry Degree

  • Interpret and critically evaluate literature in the respective discipline and identify gaps in current knowledge
  • Design, implement, and analyze the results of an independent research project in the respective discipline
  • Effectively communicate and defend research findings orally and in writing
  • Describe and comply with standards of ethical conduct of research
  • Effectively work in a team of colleagues within the discipline

Learning Outcomes for the Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry Degree

  • Interpret and critically evaluate literature in the respective discipline and identify gaps in current knowledge
  • Design, implement, and analyze the results of an independent research project in the respective discipline
  • Effectively communicate and defend research findings orally and in writing
  • Describe and comply with standards of ethical conduct of research
  • Effectively work in a team of colleagues within the discipline
  • Demonstrate ability to independently design, plan, and execute a research program in the area of specialization
  • Develop the ability to lead a research team and delegate components of a research program
  • Anticipate new developments in the general field of pharmaceutical sciences and related fields. Communicate and negotiate with leaders in these fields to find employment

Contacts

Department Chair, Dr. Katherine Wall
Phone: 419.383.1943
Fax: 419.383.1909
Email: katherine.wall@utoledo.edu

Department Co-Chair, Dr. Hermann vonGrafenstein
Phone:  419.530.1920
Fax:  419.530.7946
Email: hermann.grafenstein@utoledo.edu

Last Updated: 3/22/15