Steven Bloom

Medicinal Chemistry
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
Integrated Science Building (ISB)
University of Kansas
1567 Irving Hill Road
Lawrence. KS 66045



  • Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. 2018 - present


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

Selected Awards & Honors

  • National Institute of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein Fellowship. 2016-present
  • Bristol Myers Squibb Postdoctoral Fellowship (BMS-CMS). 2015-2016
  • Owens Fellowship. 2013
  • Gary H. Posner Fellowship. 2012
  • Graduated with Honors in Chemistry and Biochemistry from McDaniel College. 2010

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