Graduate Program in Medicinal Chemistry
Faculty and Staff

Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Longqin Hu

Ph.D., University of Kansas
Design and synthesis of enzyme inhibitors and prodrugs
Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Director, Graduate Program in Medicinal Chemistry
email: longhu@rutgers.edu | phone: 848-445-5291

Edmond J. LaVoie

Ph.D., State University of New York, Buffalo
Synthesis and SAR studies of pharmaceutical agents
Professor and Chair, Department of Medicinal Chemistry
email: elavoie@pharmacy.rutgers.edu | phone: 848-445-2674

Thomas Medwick

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Pharmaceutical analysis
Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicinal Chemistry
email: medwick@pharmacy.rutgers.edu | phone: 848-445-3281

Joseph E. Rice

Ph.D., Polytechnic Institute of New York
Synthetic organic medicinal chemistry
Associate Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry
email: jrice@pharmacy.rutgers.edu | phone: 848-445-5382

Xumu Zhang

Ph.D., Stanford University
Synthetic organic chemistry, asymmetric reactions
Professor II, Departments of Medicinal Chemistry and Chemistry
email: xumu@pharmacy.rutgers.edu | phone: 848-445-3280

David J. Augeri

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
Synthetic medicinal chemistry,
Research Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry
email: david.augeri@rutgers.edu | phone: 848-445-6493

S. David Kimball

Ph.D., SUNY Stoneybrook
Synthetic medicinal chemistry
Research Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry
email: dkimball@rutgers.edu | phone: 848-932-4550


Graduate Program Faculty From Other Departments

Edward Arnold

Ph.D., Cornell University
Antiviral drug design, X-ray crystallography
Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
email: arnold@cabm.rutgers.edu | phone: 848-235-5323

Chi-Tang Ho

Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis
Natural products isolation and structure elucidation
Professor, Department of Food Science
email: chitang.ho@rutgers.edu | phone: 848-932-9611

Leslie Jimenez

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Synthesis of natural products, new synthetic methods
Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
email: jimenez@chem.rutgers.edu | phone: 848-445-0641

John Kerrigan

Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
Molecular modeling and computational chemistry
Associate Director, BioinformaticsCancer Informatics Core, CINJ
email: kerrigje@cinj.rutgers.edu | phone: 848-235-4473

James E. Simon

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Botanicals and Plant-derived natural products with medicinal activity
Distinguished Professor, Department of Plant Biology
Director, New Use Agriculture and Natural Plant Products Program (NUANPP)
email: jimsimon@rutgers.edu | phone: 848-932-6239

William J. Welsh

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Computer-aided drug design and bioinformatics
Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Rutgers Medical School
email: welshwj@rwjms.rutgers.edu | phone: 848-235-3234

Lawrence J. Williams

Ph.D., University of Arizona
Total synthesis of biologically-active natural products
Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
email: lwilliams@chem.rutgers.edu | phone: 848-445-7196

Qing Li Wu*

Ph.D., Peking Union Medical College
Natural product isolation and structure characterization
Assist. Res. Professor, Department of Plant Biology and Pathology
email: qlwu@aesop.rutgers.edu | phone: 848-932-9711 ext. 367
*Associate Member of the Graduate Program in Medicinal Chemistry