Intro to Natural Products Chemistry

4:00-4:25

Earl Lewis Room

The plant and bacterial worlds contain a treasure trove of chemical compounds which bear the potential to treat many diseases for which cures are absent or less than optimal. Professor David Sherman is a leader in the field of discovering new drugs from nature, and his presentation on this topic will be interesting to those considering a career in drug development.

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Dr. David Sherman

Current Titles:

  • Hans W. Vahlteich Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

  • Research Professor, University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute

  • Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan Medical School

  • Professor of Chemistry, University of Michigan

Education/Experience:

  • PhD in Organic Chemistry: Columbia University

  • Postdoctoral Fellow: Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Contact: davidhs@umich.edu; Lab Website; @davidhsumich

Intro to Organic Chemistry

4:25-4:50

Earl Lewis Room

Organic chemistry is an important discipline for anyone interested in drug development and discovery. For those contemplating a career in these fields, this talk by Professor John Montgomery may be insightful.

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Dr. John Montgomery

Current Titles:

  • Margaret and Herman Sokol Professor of Synthetic Chemistry, University of Michigan

  • Arthur Thurnau Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan

  • Director of the Michigan Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Program

Education/Experience:

  • PhD: Colorado State University

  • American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow: University of California at Irvine

Contact: jmontg@umich.edu; Lab Website