My group conducts research on the structural, synthetic and medicinal chemistry of natural products. This includes molecular modeling, chemical and biological investigation and methods development for drug discovery of exceedingly small amounts of rare natural products using NMR, and mass spectrometry (MS), and synthesis of drug-like analogs for therapeutic areas using in silic approaches.
We have developed several drug candidates and expertise in Hit-to-Lead optimization (computational support and/or synthetic medicinal chemistry output) utilizing library analysis, analogue design and allosteric site identification.
Meet the Research Group!
Third Year Graduate Student
Degree in progress: Doctorate in Chemistry
From: Sioux Fall, SD
Career Interests: My research interests are focused in designing cancer therapeutics, primarily on the synthetic side of chemistry. I hope to become a professor upon graduation from SDSU.
Year: 2019 (Fall)
Degree: Pursuing PhD Degree (Second Year)
Career Interest: Trying to develop a drug like compound for prostate cancer or Alzheimer disease in near future. To fulfill this goal, I want to go Research and development position in the Pharmaceutical industry as a scientist or senior scientist.
Fourth Year Undergraduate Student
Degree in progress: Bachelors in Chemistry
From: Kingsley, IA
Career Interests: After completing my undergraduate degree, I plan to continue my education by pursuing my doctorate degree in chemistry. I hope to continue to do research for my career as well.
Major: Chemistry and Biochemistry Double Major
From: Watertown, SD
My career interests involve the design and synthesis of brand new potential pharmaceuticals targeting challenging problems at the interface of chemistry and medicine.
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Major: Chemistry, Minor: Biochemical
From: Santa Ana, California
My career interest would be to graduate and continue to gradate school, or find a job in the field of Chemistry.
Chemistry and Biochemistry Double Major
From: Yankton, SD
Career Interests: Anything to do with research
Sophomore - Class of 2024
Biochemistry Major, Health Education Minor
From: Jefferson, SD
Career Interests: Pre-medicine, hopefully specializing in oncology or women's health