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Drug Design and Delivery Research

Drug Design and Delivery Research

Several of our faculty are involved in areas of drug design and delivery. In the area of drug development, faculty use kinetic and cell based assays (Acey, Nakayama) or molecular recognition principles for drug development (Schramm). Others, inspired by naturally occurring biological molecules, biopolymers and protein-lipid assemblies, are engaged in designing novel transport and drug delivery vehicles (Shon, Slowinska), including the investigation of biomimetic transition metal nitrosyl complexes that have the potential to act as an NO-donor drug and/or to be delivered to a biological target (Li). In a complementary in silico approach, Molecular Dynamics simulations and docking calculations are employed to examine the structure, stability, and dynamics of biological molecules (Nakayama, Sorin), which confers a powerful predictive power to the drug development program.


Dr. Lijuan Li
Professor (1998)
Inorganic, Bioinorganic, & Nanomaterials
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Inorganic Research

Materials and Energy Research

Synthesis and Catalysis Research

Drug Design and Delivery Research


Dr. Michael P. Schramm
Associate Professor (2007)
Chemistry Graduate Advisor
Supramolecular Chemistry & Molecular Recognition
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Organic Research

Synthesis and Catalysis Research

Drug Design and Delivery Research


Dr. Jason Schwans
Assistant Professor (2012)
Enzymology
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Biochemistry and Cellular Biology Research

Organic Research

Synthesis and Catalysis Research

Drug Design and Delivery Research


Dr. Kasha Slowinska
Professor (2004)
Chemistry Undergraduate Advisor
Analytical, Bioanalytical, & Bioengineering
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Analytical Research

Drug Design and Delivery Research


Dr. Eric J. Sorin
Associate Professor (2007)
Computational Biochemistry & Biophysics
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Physical Research

Biochemistry and Cellular Biology Research

Biophysical Science Research

Drug Design and Delivery Research