Bio

PI: Walter Fast

 Education

1994 – 1998  Ph.D.  Biological Sciences; Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)

Advisor: Richard B. Silverman

Dissertation Title: Inactivation of Nitric Oxide Synthase by
N-Propargylguanidine and N5-(1-Iminoethyl)-
L-ornithine

 1992 – 1993  Graduate Studies; Biochemistry; Brandeis University (Waltham MA)

Advisor: Lizbeth Hedstrom Left Program in Good Standing

 1988 – 1992  B.S. Chemistry; Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL)

Advisor: D.A. Chignell

 

Professional Appointments

2016 – present  Professor, The University of Texas at Austin

College of Pharmacy, Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry

2008 – 2016  Associate Professor (Tenured), The University of Texas at Austin

College of Pharmacy, Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry

2002 – 2008  Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin

College of Pharmacy, Division of Medicinal Chemistry

2002 – Present  Graduate Studies Committee, Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology, The University of Texas, Austin

Research Tracks:  Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery; Biomolecular Structure and Function

1998 – 2002  NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA)

Advisor: Stephen J. Benkovic

Grant Title (NIH, F32): Mechanistic Studies of Dinuclear Zinc Metallo-β-lactamase.

 

Honors and Awards

2015  American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Academic Research Fellow

2014  Co-Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Enzymes, Co-enzymes and Metabolic Pathways

2013  Co-Vice Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Enzymes, Co-enzymes and Metabolic Pathways

2008  Texas Exes Teaching Award, Pharmacy

2002 – 2004  NIH/NIAID Research Scholar Development Award

2000 – 2002   NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship


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