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Oliver Grundmann, Ph.D.

Oliver Grundmann

Clinical Assistant Professor, Forensic Science Program

Medicinal Chemistry


PHONE: 352-246-4994

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  • Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Florida, December 2007
  • Master of Science in Forensic Toxicology with minor in Statistics, University of Florida, May 2007

Biographical Sketch

Oliver Grundmann, Ph.D., received a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and European pharmacist license from the University of Muenster, Germany, in 2004 before beginning his graduate studies at the University of Florida. While continuing his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, he worked for the Forensic Science program after graduating with a master’s degree in Forensic Toxicology and minor in Statistics. His research interests include the search for new treatment options from natural products for Central Nervous System diseases such as anxiety disorders and depression, as well as structural elucidation and mechanism of action of new drug entities derived from natural products and natural poisons. He also is interested in the implementation and impact of national and international collaborations for curricular development in the natural sciences. He develops and teaches courses for the Forensic Science online master’s program.

Representative Publications


Grundmann O, Propofol: An analytial and medico-legal challenge (2010), For Mag 7(5), 13-15.

Grundmann O, Wielbo D, Tebbett I, The Implementation and Growth of an International Online Forensic Science Graduate Program at the University of Florida (2010), J College Sci Teaching 40(1), 34-40.

Grundmann O, Fillinger JL, Victory KR, Burd R, Limesand KH, Restoration of radiation therapy-induced salivary gland dysfunction in mice by post therapy IGF-1 administration (2010), BMC Cancer 10,10:417. PMID: 20698985

Limesand KH, Avila JL, Victory K, Chang HH, Shin YJ, Grundmann O, Klein RR, Insulin-Like growth factor-1 preserves salivary gland function after fractionated radiation (2010), Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Jul 15, epub. PMID: 20638195

Grundmann O, Lv Y, Kelber O, Butterweck V, Mechanism of St. John’s wort extract (STW3-VI) during chronic restraint stress is mediated by the interrelationship of the immune, oxidative defense, and neuroendocrine system (2010), Neuropharmacology 58(4-5), 767-773. PMID: 20036263

Grundmann O, Yoon S, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment – an update for healthcare practitioners (2010), J Gastroenterol Hepatol, PMID: 20074154


Grundmann O, Mitchell GC, Limesand KH, Sensitivity of salivary glands to radiation: From animal models to therapies (2009), J Dent Res. 88(10), 894-903. PMID: 19783796

Grundmann O, Nakajima J, Kamata K, Seo S, Butterweck V, Kaempferol from the leaves of Apocynum venetum possesses anxiolytic activities in the elevated plus maze test in mice
(2009), Phytomedicine 16(4), 295-302. PMID: 19303276

Grundmann O, Wähling C, Staiger C, Butterweck V, Anxiolytic effects of a passion flower (Passiflora incarnata L.) extract in the elevated plus maze in mice (2009), Pharmazie 64(1), 63-64. PMID: 19216234

Grundmann O, Tebbett I, Deadly delicious – Mushroom poisoning (2009), For Mag 6(1).

Avila JL, Grundmann O, Burd R, Limesand KH, Radiation-induced salivary gland dysfunction results from p-53 dependent apoptosis (2009), Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 73(2), 523-529. PMID: 19147016


Grundmann O, Wang J, McGregor GP, Butterweck V, Anxiolytic Activity of a Phytochemically Characterized Passiflora incarnata Extract is Mediated via the GABAergic System (2008), Planta Med 74(15), 1769-1773. PMID: 19006051

Grundmann O, Tebbett I, Ricin on the rise: are we prepared? (2008), For Mag 5(3), 25-28.

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