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PHM 809 - Drug Discovery and Medicinal Chemistry

PHM 809 - Drug Discover and Medicinal Chemistry


Drug Discovery is a complicated and fascinating adventure, engaging multiple disciplines, strategic decision-making and problem-solving skills. The selection of a finalist from a pool of drug candidates is often driven by a careful balance of efficacy, safety and economic considerations. Expert practitioners have a knowledge in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology and physiology to make key decisions.

In this course, we will cover the fundamentals for the drug discovery process including but not limited to basic chemical knowledge, drug design principles, high-throughput screening, computational modeling and drug metabolic pathway. The goal of this course is to equip students with the knowledge of discovery pharmaceutical
research and to prepare them ultimately to work as a team-member in a discovery program.


Dr. Kin Sing Stephen Lee

Drs. Edmund Ellsworth, Rick Neubig, Bin Chen, Erika Lisabeth, Alex Dickson, Bryan Copple, Jay Sisco, Andy Vick, Marc Bailie


  • Spring


  • 2


  • Graduate


  • Science