Pharmaceutical Chemistry Faculty

Ken Audus

Ken Audus

Dean, Professor
785-864-3550

Education:

  • Postdoctoral Associate, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (1984-1986)
  • Ph.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (1984)
  • B.S., University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD (1980) 

Cory Berkland

Cory Berkland

Solon E. Summerfield Distinguished Professor
785-864-1455

Education:

  • Ph.D., Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering, University of Illinios
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University

Brandon DeKosky

Brandon DeKosky

Assistant Professor
785-864-2468

Education:

  • Postdoctoral, Immunology & Vaccinology, Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD (2017)
  • Ph.D., Biochemical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin (2015)
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence (2010) 

Laird Forrest

Laird Forrest

Professor
785-864-4388

Education:

  • Ph.D., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois-Urbana.
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois-Urbana
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Auburn University

Michael Hageman

Michael Hageman

Valentino J. Stella Distinguished Professor
785-864-8199

Education:

  • Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • M.S., Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • B.S., Pharmacy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Anna Hagen

Anna Hagen

Education Program Coordinator, Lecturer
785-864-5526

Education:

  • Ph.D. Biochemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (1989)
  • B.A.Sc. Chemical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (1984)
  • B.Sc. Biochemistry, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (1981)

Jeff Krise

Jeff Krise

Associate Professor
785-864-2626

Education:

  • Postdoctoral, Department of Biochemistry, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA (1998 - 2001)
  • Postdoctoral, Victorian College of Pharmacy (now Monash University), Melbourne, Austrailia
  • Ph.D. (w/honors), Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (1998)
  • B.S., Pharmacy, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA (1993)

Susan Lunte

Susan Lunte

Ralph N. Adams Distinguished Professor, Dir., R.N. Adams Institute for Bioanalytical Chemistry , Dir., COBRE Ctr. on Molecular Analysis of Disease Pathways
785-864-3811

Education:

  • Ph.D., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • B.S., Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI

Russ Middaugh

Distinguished Professor
785-864-5813

Education:

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Minnesota
  • Ph.D., Cornell University
  • B.S., University of California, Santa Cruz

William Picking

William Picking

Foundation Distinguished Professor, Director, Kansas Vaccine Institute, Director, Higuchi Biosciences Center
785-864-5974

Education:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow (Chemistry), University of Texas at Austin
  • Ph.D., Microbiology, Kansas University
  • B.S., Microbiology, Kansas State University

Christian Schöneich

Christian Schöneich

Takeru Higuchi Distinguished Professor , Dept. Chair, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
785-864-4880

Education:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (1991)
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Technical University, Berlin, Germany (1990) 
  • Diploma in Chemistry, Free University, Berlin, Germany (1987)

Teruna Siahaan

Teruna Siahaan

Aya and Takeru Higuchi Distinguished Professor, Associate Chair, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Co-Director, NIH Biotechnology Training Program
785-864-7327

Education:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California Santa Barbara
  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Arizona
  • M.S., Organic Chemistry, University of Indonesia
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Indonesia

John Stobaugh

John Stobaugh

Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Affairs, Professor
785-864-3996

Education:

  • Ph.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (1982)
  • M.S., University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (1977)
  • B.S., University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (1974)

Thomas Tolbert

Thomas Tolbert

Associate Professor
785-864-1898

Education:

  • Postdoctoral Research, Scripps Research Institute
  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, Massachusetts institute of Technology
  • B.S., Chemistry, Purdue University

David Volkin

David Volkin

Ronald T. Borchardt Distinguished Professor
785-864-6262

Education:

  • Ph.D., Biochemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.A., Chemistry, University of California, San Diego, (Revelle College)

Michael Wang

Michael Wang

Associate Professor
785-864-1899

Education:

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy
  • Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Duke University
  • B.S., Chemistry, Peking University

Wendy Picking

Wendy Picking

Professor
785-864-5963

Education:

Ph.D., University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS



Events
2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU