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Ph.D.

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry is located in the College of Pharmacy, and is an integral part of the University of Florida’s Health Science Center. Medicinal Chemistry is a unique blend of the physical and biological sciences. The scope of the field is sufficiently broad to give students with many different science backgrounds a rewarding and challenging program of study. Areas of active interest include drug discovery, organic synthesis of medicinal agents, natural products chemistry, prodrugs, topical drug delivery, peptide chemistry, molecular modeling, drug metabolism and molecular toxicology. The department has excellent facilities for research in the major areas of Medicinal Chemistry and faculty have been highly successful in attracting extramural research support for the past several years. The Department faculty members are involved in teaching, research and service.

The graduate program in Medicinal Chemistry awards a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a concentration in Medicinal Chemistry.  For a quick overview of the core curriculum, click here.

The Department Graduate Coordinator is Dr. Hendrik Luesch.  The Department Graduate Staff consists of Sarah Foxx and Dave Jenkins.

Prospective Students

For detailed information about the application process, click here.