Medicinal chemistry

Research Professor, Member of the General Faculty , Member of the Graduate Faculty, Research Professor, BIO5 Institute

Peptides and proteins play a vital role in almost every cellular process in living organisms. Our research discovers and determines structural information on peptides and proteins to design drugs to more effectively treat human disease.

Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies - College of Pharmacy, Director, Southwest Environmental Health Science Center, Professor, Public Health, Professor, Clinical Translational Sciences, Professor, BIO5 Institute
Department Head, Pharmacy Practice-Science, Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Brian Erstad’s research interests pertain to critical care medicine with an emphasis on patient safety and related outcomes research.

Associate Research Professor

Vijay Gokhale's work includes the use of medicinal chemistry in the development of small molecule therapeutics for neuropathic pain, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and acute lung injury and cancer.

Professor, Natural Resources and the Environment, Director, Natural Products Center, Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Professor, Arid Lands Resources Sciences - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Discovery of natural products from plants and their associated microorganisms as potential drugs to treat cancer. Application of medicinal chemistry approach for structure-activity relationship studies and to obtain compounds for preclinical evaluation. Development of alternative agricultural systems for sustainable utilization of natural resources.

Executive Director, AHSC Biorepository, Professor, Immunobiology, Professor, Medicine, Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute

We are involved in banking clinical specimens obtained from various patients for use in biomarker discovery and clinical therapies. Clinical therapies may include regenerative medicine, transplant or gene therapy.

Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Professor, BIO5 Institute

The Hulme group is focused on small molecule drug design and developing enabling chemical methodologies to expedite the drug discovery process. The development of small molecule inhibitors of kinases is of particular interest.

Associate Director, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Medicinal Chemistry-Pharmaceutical Sciences, Professor, Medicinal Chemistry-Pharmacology and Toxicology, Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute

Laurence Hurley's long-time research interest is in molecular targeting of DNA, first by covalent binders (CC-1065 and psorospermin), then as compounds that target protein–DNA complexes (pluramycins and Et 743), and most recently as four-stranded DNA structures (G-quadruplexes and i-motifs). He was the first to show that targeting G-quadruplexes could inhibit telomerase (Sun et al. [1997] J. Med. Chem., 40, 2113) and that targeting G-quadruplexes in promoter complexes results in inhibition of transcription (Siddiqui-Jain et al. [2002] Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 99, 11593).

Professor, Pharmacy Practice-Science, Professor, Pharmacy Practice-Science (Banner), Associate Professor, Medicine
Research Professor, Director, Ligand Discovery Laboratory, Research Associate Professor, Pharmacology, Member of the General Faculty, Member of the Graduate Faculty