Congratulations Claudio Catalano

Claudio Catalano, recipient of the 2021 J. Doyle Smith award from the SoP Department of Medicinal Chemistry, presented to the Ph.D. student who has achieved the greatest distinction in the areas of scholarship, research, teaching and service. Faculty mentors are Glen Kellogg and Youzhong Guo.

Congratulations Dr. Martin Safo

Dr. Martin Safo, named PI on an R61 grant from NIH, “Targeted Identification of Dual Acting Antisickling Agents for Sickle Cell Disease Therapy,” totaling $575,593.

Congratulations Dr. Youzhong Guo

Dr. Youzhong Guo, named co-investigator for a five-year R01 grant with PI Chunhao Li, “Dissecting the role of sialic acid and sialidase in the pathophysiology of P. gingivalis.”

Congratulations to Dr. Keith Ellis

Dr. Keith Ellis, who has received a subcontract from KeViRx, Charlottesville, on an SBIR grant, “Developing Small Molecule Inhibitors of Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases as Cancer Therapeutics.” PI is John Lazo of University of Virginia.

Congratulations to Jakob Green and family!

Medicinal Chemistry Department would like to congratulate Jakob Green and family for their newest addition baby girl, Laramine Jo Green.

Congratulations Dr. Weihua Qiu

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Weihua Qiu, a research scientist working in the lab of Youzhong Guo, has been awarded  a grant by the CCTR Endowment Fund Committee for her project titled “Active mechanism of mycobacterial membrane protein large 3 and its inhibition by SQ109”.  Please join me in congratulating her!! Good work and all […]

Congratulations Dr. Shijun Zhang

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Shijun Zhang’s research into Alzheimer’s Disease has garnered major funds from a VCU SoP alumnus. Dr. Zhang’s work was written up in a recent issue of a magazine published by VCU for its alumni. This excited an alumnus, who gave $50,000 for his research. Please join me in […]