Medicinal Chemistry Faculty

Ryan Altman

Ryan Altman

Associate Professor
785-864-6234

Education:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health Fellow, University of California, Irvine, Irvine CA
  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA
  • B.S., Chemistry, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

Steven Bloom

Assistant Professor
785-864-2287

Education:

  • Postdoctoral, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (Advisor: David W. C. MacMillan). 2015 - 2018
  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (Advisor: Thomas Lectka). 2012 - 2015
  • BS, Chemistry and Biochemistry, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD 2010

Zarko Boskovic

Zarko Boskovic

Assistant Professor
785-864-6587

Education:

  • Postdoctoral: The Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard, Cambridge, MA (Advisor: Stuart Schreiber) (2011 - 2017)
  • Ph.D.:Organic Chemistry; Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA (Advisor: Bruce Lipshutz) (2006-2011)
  • BSc: Chemistry, University of Niš, Serbia (2001-2006)

Apurba Dutta

Apurba Dutta

Associate Professor
785-864-4117

Education:

  • Ph.D., North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India (1989)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Konstanz, Germany (1991-92)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (1993-94)

Mark Farrell

Mark Farrell

Assistant Professor
785-864-6234

Education:

  • Ph.D., Synthetic Organic Chemistry, National University, Ireland
  • B.S., Chemistry, 1st Class Honours, National University, Ireland

Robert Hanzlik

Robert Hanzlik

Professor, Interim Chair of Medicinal Chemistry
785-864-3750

Education:

  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Stanford University
  • B.A., Chemistry and Biology, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Blake Peterson

Blake Peterson

Regents Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
785-864-8156

Education:

  • Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (1995 - 1998)
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Nevada, Reno, NV

Thomas Prisinzano

Education:

  • Ph.D., Medicinal Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA  (2000)
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, DE (1995)

Barbara Timmermann

Barbara Timmermann

University Distinguished Professor
785-864-4844

Education:

  • Ph.D., Botany (Phytochemistry), University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A., Botany (Phytochemistry), University of Texas at Austin
  • B.S., Biological Sciences, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba

Michael Wolfe

Michael Wolfe

Mathias P. Mertes Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
785-864-1002

Education:

  • M.A., Harvard University
  • Ph.D., Medicinal Chemistry, University of Kansas (Ron Borchardt)
  • M.S., Medicinal Chemistry, University of Kansas
  • B.S., Chemistry, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science

Judy Wu

Judy Wu

Lecturer, Pharm.D. Research Advisor
785-864-1079

Education:

  • Ph.D., Pharmacology, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • M.S., Food Science and Biochemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • B.S., Pharmacy, Zhejiang University, China


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