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Walt FastFast, Walter L., Ph.D.
Wm. I. Dismukes Fellowship in Pharmacy
Professor of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry
BME 6.202D

Fast’s Lab is interested in merging chemical biology with more classical biochemical and enzymological approaches in the investigation and manipulation of enzyme superfamilies with therapeutic interest.

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Kevin Dalby, PhDDalby, Kevin, Ph.D.
Johnson & Johnson Centennial Professor in Pharmacy
Professor of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry
BME 6.202B

Dalby’s laboratory endeavors to identify potential for cancer treatment through the targeting of protein kinases by utilizing novel efforts in chemical biology.

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Patrick Davis, PhDDavis, Patrick J., Ph.D.
Eckerd Centennial Professor in Pharmacy
University Distinguished Teaching Professor
UT System Academy of Distinguished Teachers
Professor of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry
Senior Associate Dean-Academic Affairs
PHR 5.112D

Davis’ current research efforts are focused in two areas: (1) the impact of educational technology on teaching and learning in the scientific component of the professional (PharmD) curriculum; and (2) the use of computer modeling and computational chemistry in predicting drug metabolism.

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Seongmin Lee, PhDLee, Seongmin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry
PHR 3.206A

Lee’s lab researches damage, repair, and enzymatic modifications of DNA and RNA and is striving to discover potent chemotherapeutics that selectively inhibit DNA-modifying enzymes.

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Kozarich_JohnKozarich, John, W., Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry
BME 6.202

Kozarich’s interests include mechanisms of enzymes and drug action, and the application of chemical principles in the design of chemoproteomic tools.

Hung-wen (Ben) Liu, PhDLiu, Hung-wen (Ben), Ph.D.
George H. Hitchings Regents Chair in Drug Design
Professor of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry
PHR 3.206B

Liu’s research lies at the crossroads of chemistry and biology. His group is currently working on three general areas with the focus aimed at the elucidation of the mechanisms of novel enzymatic reactions and the design of methods to control and/or regulate their functions.

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Christian P. Whitman, PhDWhitman, Christian P., Ph.D.
Romeo T. Bachand, Jr. Regents Professor in Pharmacy
Professor of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry
BME 6.202A

Whitman’s laboratory is interested in how enzymes evolve and how they work. They are studying two groups of enzymes, the tautomerase superfamily and the fumaryl acetoacetate hydrolase (FAH) superfamily.

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Yang, Kun, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
PHR 3.206D

Dr. Yang’s lab uses a combination of techniques including biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, organic synthesis and mass spectrometry to study DNA-protein cross-links, an extremely cytotoxic type of mutagenic DNA damage.

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