2018 Symposium

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2017 Graduate Certificates

In the Fall of 2015, The University of Kansas launched its Graduate Certificate Program in Chemical Biology.  Two years later, we have our first graduates!  

Front Row:  Andie Cassity, standing in for Michaela McNiff who has already accepted a job at Sanofi Genzyme; Kara Hinshaw, Rachel Crowley, Bryce Blankenfeld
Back Row: Prof. Audrey Lamb, Angelo Andres, standing in for Martin Leon who is away at Merck doing his rotation; Jeff McFarlane, standing in for Chad Pickens who has already accepted at job at Merck; Trey Ronnebaum;  Nikola Kenjic; Prof. Paul Hanson

2017 Symposium

Congratulations to the winners of the symposium poster competition!

Kavisha Ulapane (post-oral graduate student, Pharmaceutical Chemistry)

Erika Northcutt (pre-oral graduate student, Pharmacology and Toxicology)

​Kathryn Brewer (undergraduate, Molecular Biosciences)

The Program

The Certificate Program in Chemical Biology trains pre-doctoral students with research interest in the dynamics, structure and function of biomacromolecules. The program provides formal training to an interdisciplinary graduate study program that spans the chemical - biological interface with a focus on the synthesis, dynamics and structure of biologically relevant molecules and macromolecules.  The program has participation of students and mentors from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (primarily Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences) and in the School of Pharmacy (principally in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry).

The University of Kansas is the home of an National Institutes of Health Graduate Training Program in the Dynamic Aspects of Chemical Biology at the University of Kansas.  Eight NIH trainees (supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences T32 GM008545) complete the Certificate Program curriculum and also complete a collaborative research rotation.  


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