CBI Mentors

College of Pharmacy

Professor

Jane Aldrich

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Assistant Professor

Lina Cui

Lina Cui

Associate Professor

Yousong Ding

Yousong Ding

Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator

Robert Huigens

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JAck c. massey professor

Margaret James

Margaret James

the nicholas bodor professor in drug discovery

Chenglong Li

Li’s research focuses on molecular recognition, and drug design and discovery through combined computational (AI and molecular simulation) and biochemical/biophysical/cellular and in vivo approaches.

Chenglong Li

Professor And Chair, Debbie And Sylvia DeSantis Chair In Natural Products Drug Discovery And Development

Hendrik Luesch

He leads a multidisciplinary marine natural products program that integrates genome mining, isolation, chemical synthesis, pharmacology, mechanism of action and early development studies.

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PROFESSOR

Christopher McCurdy

Chris McCurdy

Professor

Jay McLaughlin

McLaughlin’s research utilizes behavioral pharmacology and neuroscience both for drug discovery (treatments for pain and substance abuse) and investigations into neurological disorders (such as the role of HIV-1 Tat protein in NeuroAIDS-related behaviors).

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Professor and chair

Lance McMahon

Lance McMahon

Chair Of Pharmaceutics And The V. Ravi Chandran Professor Of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Thomas Schmittgen

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Professor And Associate Chair And The Frank A. Duckworth Eminent Scholar Chair

Chengguo (Chris) Xing

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Associate Professor

Guangrong Zheng

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Professor And The Henry E. Innes Professorship Of Cancer Research

Daohong Zhou

Daohong Zhou

College of Medicine

professor

David Borchelt

professor, director mcknight brain institute

Todd Golde

Associate Professor

Brian Law

Law’s researcher interests include Activation of Death Receptors 4 and 5 by Altered Disulfide Bonding as a New Approach to Cancer Therapy; Mechanisms by which the CDCP1 Protein Promotes Breast Cancer Metastasis

professor and chair

Jeffrey Martens

professor

Robert Mckenna

Associate Professor and Program Director

Mariam Rahmani

Department of Chemistry

Professor & Director of Graduate Studies

Aaron Aponick

Professor

Steven Bruner

The Bruner group uses the tools of structural biology, synthetic organic chemistry and mechanistic enzymology to examine natural product biosynthetic pathways, toward the goal of engineered systems to produce novel molecules.

Associate Professor

Rebecca Butcher

Professor

Ronald Castellano

The Castellano group uses organic synthesis, physical organic chemistry, and supramolecular chemistry to develop small-molecule anti-cancer agents in collaboration with other CBI faculty.

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Assistant Professor

Matthew Eddy

The Eddy lab uses integrative structural biology to reveal molecular mechanisms of drug interactions with human G protein-coupled receptors, sensory membrane proteins involved in nearly every physiological process.

Professor

Gail Fanucci

Assistant Professor

Alexander Grenning

SCOTT PROFESSOR

Zhongwu Guo

PROFESSOR

Michael Harris

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Sandra Loesgen

The Loesgen Lab is focused on understanding the diversity and bioactivity of the chemicals produced by microorganisms, with an emphasis on compounds with medical applications. They employ a multi-disciplinary approach to isolate compounds produced by under-explored groups of microorganisms, and identify chemicals with anticancer, antibacterial, or antiviral activity.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Jeffrey Rudolf

The Rudolf Lab works on discovering novel natural products from bacteria, understanding how they are made by Nature, and how they can be utilized and engineered for human health.

George B. Butler Professor

Brent Sumerlin

Department of Biology

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Keith Choe

Department of Microbiology and Cell Science

PROFESSOR

Valerie de Crecy-Lagard

Department of Chemical Engineering

Dean’s Leadership Professor and Chair of Chemical Engineering

Carlos Rinaldi

Rinaldi’s research interests include synthesis and formulation of nanoparticle imaging agents and drug carriers. Magnetic particle imaging and magnetic hyperthermia.