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Medicinal Chemistry - Faculty Members

ATKINS, WILLIAM MARK, Sid Nelson Endowed Professor, B.S., 1980, College of William Mary; M.S., 1983, Harvard University; Ph.D., 1988, University of Illinois; Postdoctoral Fellow, Pennsylvania State University, 1988-1991. Structure-function mechanism of glutathione S-transferases and cytochrome P450; protein engineering of supramolecular aggregates. (206) 685-0379. Atkins Lab Website.

BAILLIE, THOMAS A, Professor and Dean School of Pharmacy, B.Sc., 1970; Ph.D., 1973; D.Sc., 1992; University of Glasgow; M.Sc. 1978, University of London.

CATALANO, CARLOS ENRIQUE, Professor, Pharm.D., 1983; Ph.D., 1987, University of California at San Francisco. Mechanistic Studies on Virus Assembly - Kinetic, biochemical, biophysical, and structural characterization of DNA packaging motors. (206) 685-2468.

KUNZE, KENT LUVERN, Associate Professor and Interim Chair, B.S. 1977, University of Washington; Ph.D., 1981, University of California at San Francisco. Cytochrome P450 catalyzed drug metabolism, enzyme kinetics and mechanisms; prediction of drug-drug interactions. (206) 685-3543.

LEE, KELLY, Asst. Professor, A.B. (Honors) 1996, Harvard University; Ph.D. 2001, Johns Hopkins University. Biophysical studies of conformational dynamics in viruses. Influenza Hemagglutinin: Structure, Dynamics and Cooperativity During Fusion. (206) 616-3972. Lee Lab Website.

NATH, ABHINAV, Assistant Professor, B.A., 2003, University of Virginia; Ph.D., 2008, University of Washington; Postdoctorate, 2008-2013, Yale University. Conformational dynamics governing enzyme catalysis and protein aggregation; single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy; computational methods. 

NELSON, WENDEL LANE, Professor, B.S., 1962, Idaho State University; Ph.D., 1965, University of Kansas. Conformational, configurational and mechanistic aspects of drug action and drug metabolism; stereo- and enantioselectivity of oxidative metabolic processes; selective ligands for opioid receptor subclasses. (206) 543-2209.

PORUBEK, DAVE, Associate Instructor, B.S., Chemistry 1979, Eastern Washington University; Ph.D., Medicinal Chemistry 1984, University of Washington. Analytical methods for studying drug metabolism and drug targets in drug development for industry; major focus on anti-cancer drugs.

RETTIE, ALLAN EDWARD, Professor, B.Sc., 1979, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland; Ph.D., 1983, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England; Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington, USA, 1984-87. Drug metabolism: Structure-function relationships and pharmacogenetics of P450. (206) 685-0615.

TOTAH, RHEEM ANGELA, Assoc. Professor, B.S. 1995 (Honors) Birzeit University, Palestine; Masters 2000 (Honors) University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas; Ph.D. 2002 (Honors) University of Kansas. Elmer M. and Joy B. Plein Fellow for Excellence in Pharmacy Education 2002-2004, University of Washington. Acting Assistant Professor 2004-2006, University of Washington. Endogenous and exogenous functions of CYP2C8 and CYP2J2 and their role in extrahepatic toxicity. Pharmacogenetics research. (206) 543-9481.

XU, LIBIN, Asst. Professor, B.Sc., 2002, Nakai University, Tianjin, China; Ph.D., 2007, University of Illinois at Chicago; Postdoctorate, Vanderbilt University, 2007-2014. Oxysterols in the underlying molecular and pathophysiological mechanisms of Smith-Lemli-Optiz Syndrome; Neuronal toxicity of benzalkonium chloride.

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