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Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Contact Us

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry is situated on the first floor of the H wing of the Magnuson Health Sciences Center in the University of Washington Medical Center.

Shipping Address:
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
University of Washington
1959 NE Pacific Street
Health Sciences Bldg., H-172
Seattle, WA 98195-7610

Phone: (206) 543-2224
Fax: (206) 685-3252
(The street address closest to the
H wing entrance is 1600 NE Columbia Rd.)

Coming to Campus?

In accordance with Safe Start directives from the State of Washington, we have instituted increased COVID-19 precautions to keep our community safe.  Currently, our building is only open to UW employees, students, and authorized visitors.  If you are planning on coming to the department, then you must either use your Husky card to enter the building, or confirm the timing with your departmental contact to have them meet you at the door.  Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask when inside the building, and then complete a self-assessment and self-attestation before arriving.

Department Contacts

Faculty | Research Staff  | Students & Fellows  | Admin Staff

Nadia Khan
Interim Department Administrator: Grant applications and renewal, equipment inventory, hiring and personnel matters, leave issues, parking, visas.

Sarah Lenti
Program Operations Specialist: Graduate program services, recruiting for PhD and Summer Diversity programs, public information specialist (website administration, content writing for advancement and recruiting), curriculum specialist, seminar information, alumni relations, training grant support. 206-543-6621

Erik Lidzbarski
Budget Fiscal Analyst: Budget analysis and reporting, budget questions, grant subcontracts and budgets and cost centers, technical troubleshooting/maintenance. 206-685-0537

Driving Directions

Directions from I-5

Exit I-5 at NE 45th Street (#169). Turn onto NE 45th Street (turn right if coming from the south, left if coming from the north), and continue east to 15th Avenue NE. Turn south on 15th then travel approximately 7 blocks, crossing the NE Pacific Street intersection. At the bottom of 15th turn left onto NE Boat Street. Travel a short distance on Boat Street to Columbia Road. Follow Columbia Road into the campus entrance. Stop at the parking booth and request a parking permit for the S-1 parking lot. (Note: parking on campus currently costs $15.00 per day.)

After parking, enter the H-wing building, taking the stairs from the street to the courtyard and enter the glass doors on the right side.

The Medicinal Chemistry offices are located on the first floor of the H wing.  The Pharmaceutics offices are on the second floor. The Office of the Dean, the Development and Alumni Relations office, the School administrative offices, and the Department of Pharmacy offices are located on the third floor.

Directions from the Eastside, via SR-520 freeway

Take the Montlake Boulevard exit and move into left hand lane but turn right to continue north on Montlake Blvd and cross the drawbridge. Turn left onto NE Pacific Street at the first traffic light after the drawbridge. Continue west on NE Pacific St. to 15th Avenue NE. Turn left onto 15th Avenue. Proceed to parking services booth for directions and parking information. See above paragraphs for more information about parking.

By Bus or Train

For information about Metro bus service or Light Rail to and from the University District, see the Transportation Services website.

Campus Maps

Click here for campus maps.  Here is a link to a more detailed Health Sciences Map.