Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry

Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry Faculty

The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences encourages undergraduate students to seek research opportunities with the college's faculty members.


Faculty Member:

Area Of Research:

  Paul W. Erhardt, Ph.D.
Distinguished University Professor Emeritus
Small molecule drug design, synthesis, biological screening, PK assessment and preclinical development of lead candidates
  John R. Kirchhoff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Development of modified electrodes and microelectrodes
  William S. Messer, Ph.D.
Development of new treatments for neurological disorders
  Susanne T. Nonekowski, Ph.D.
Distinguished University Lecturer
Novel teaching methods that use technology to support active learning
  Steven M. Peseckis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Heterotrimeric G-protein mediated signal transduction
  Erin G. Prestwich, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Pathophysiology of disease
  Isaac T. Schiefer, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Drug Design and Development (CD3)
Associate Director, Shimadzu Laboratory for Pharmaceutical Research Excellence
Creating novel therapies for neurodegeneration, with an emphasis on Alzheimer's disease
  Zahoor Shah, Ph.D.
Department Vice-Chair
Developing neuroprotective agents targeting neurodegeneration
  James T. Slama, Ph.D.
Director, BPSP Program
Glycosidases, glycosyltransferases, nucleosidases, and ADP-ribosyl transferases
  L.M. Viranga Tillekeratne, D.Phil.
Synthesis and biological evaluation of anticancer agents
  Hermann von Grafenstein, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Immunology and structural biochemistry
  Katherine A. Wall, Ph.D.
Department Chair
T cell signaling and immunology, vaccines
Last Updated: 6/27/22