Department of BioMolecular Sciences
The University of Mississippi

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Medicinal Chemistry

Medicinal Chemistry is an interdisciplinary field, involving chemistry and important aspects of biological and pharmaceutical sciences. Medicinal Chemistry focuses on the discovery, design, and invention of biologically active compounds, the study of their metabolism, the interpretation of their modes of action at the molecular level, and the understanding of structure-activity relationships.

Our outstanding division offers research opportunities and graduate education on the discovery and development of new drugs as well as the exploitation of new biological targets for the treatment of cancer, malaria, CNS disorders, and infectious diseases. We blend conventional disciplines to conduct research in asymmetric organic synthesis, computational drug design, automated high-throughput synthesis and analysis, biological evaluation, and assay development.

Our mission is to continue producing highly trained graduates for careers in the Pharmaceutical Sciences and preparing them to be the next generation of leaders in academia and industry.


Medicinal Chemistry Research Program Website

Medicinal Chemistry M.S. Requirements

Medicinal Chemistry Ph.D. Requirements

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Graduate Program Coordinator Application Deadlines
Dr. Jing Li
Fall: February 1
Spring: October 1