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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry presents Dr. Paul Wender

Dr. Paul Wender, Bergstrom Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University, will speak on “Some Global Problems in Chemistry, Biology, and Medicine”

Friday, November 13, 2009, 4 - 5 pm

Alumni Science 120

ABSTRACT:

My group is interested in addressing unexplored or unsolved molecular problems in chemistry, biology, and medicine. These studies range from designing and developing new reactions and catalysts to complex molecule synthesis with an emphasis on the design, synthesis and biological evaluation of molecules of structural, biological, and medicinal significance. An emphasis is placed on new synthetic reactions, molecules that exhibit unique modes of action, new tools for real time cellular and animal imaging, novel drug delivery strategies and molecular transporters. This lecture will provide an overview of some of these programs including synthetic and biological studies on prostratin, now in pre-clinical development for targeting the HIV/AIDS latent virus; synthetic and biological studies on bryostatin, currently in phase I and II trials for cancer and a pre-clinical lead for treating cognitive dysfunction including Alzheimer’s disease; and synthetic and biological studies on molecular transporters and their use in drug delivery and overcoming resistant cancer.

Dr. Wender will be in Daly Science 103 from 3:15 - 3:50 pm to meet with students

 
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