Medicinal Chemistry

The medicinal chemistry track encompasses drug discovery and prepares you with the means to study the behavior of chemical substances at the molecular level.

  • You will use computational, biochemical and cell-based screening technologies to identify natural and synthetic compounds with pharmacological activity.
  • You will study structure-activity relationships to understand the mechanisms of drug action.
  • Your research will be directed towards the identification, synthesis and development of new chemical molecules suitable for biological studies and eventually therapeutic use.

Primary Contact

Xiangqun (Sean) Xie, PhD, MBA
206 Salk Pavilion