Wed, Apr. 3, 2019, 4:30pm
Edward C Taylor Auditorium, Frick B02
Host: The Graduate Student Organization
A career talk as part of the Student Invited Lecture Series hosted by the Department of Chemistry Graduate Student Organization (GSO).
Strategies and Discoveries in the Translational Sciences: Chemistry as the Rosetta Stone
Advances in the translational sciences are achieved in a myriad of ways. Whether it’s the discovery of a new drug, the repurposing of an existing drug, the discovery of a novel biomarker or the characterization of an unknown rare disease – multiple disciplines must converge. Chemistry, the central science, provides the crucial link in this complex web. Our multidisciplinary team pursues the discovery new molecular probes (and occasionally drug candidates) and explores opportunities for drug repurposing utilizing multiple strategies. This seminar will highlight recent efforts that have resulted in human clinical trials and highlight the multitude of chemistry-based contributions to these efforts.