School of Pharmacy

Wendel Nelson


Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry Faculty

Telephone: (206) 543-2209


Website: PubMed


  • B.S., 1962, Idaho State University
  • Ph.D., 1965, University of Kansas

Research Interests

  • Chemical aspects of drug metabolism and drug action.
  • Stereochemical aspects of drug disposition.
  • Putative metabolic intermediates and chemical mechanisms for their formation.


Dr. Nelson holds degrees in Pharmacy and Medicinal Chemistry. He teaches both PharmD program courses and Medicinal Chemistry graduate courses. He has served as Chair of Medicinal Chemistry, Senior Editor for the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, and Chairman of the Division of Medicinal Chemistry, American Chemical Society.

Selected Publications