Pharmaceutical Chemistry Faculty

Professor Teruna Siahaan earned a B.S. and an M.S. from the University of Indonesia and a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Ken Audus
Dean, Professor
785-864-3591
School of Pharmacy, Room 2050-D

Dean Kenneth L. Audus earned a B.S. from the University of South Dakota in 1980 and a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 1984. He was also a postdoctoral associate at KU from 1984-1986.

Solon E. Summerfield Distinguished Professor
785-864-1455
Multidisciplinary Research Building, Room 320E

Professor Cory Berkland earned a  BS in chemical engineering at Iowa State University, an MS in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois and a PhD in chemical and bimolecular engineering at the University of Illinios. He also completed his post doc work at the University of Illinois.

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
785-864-3427
Simons Biosciences Research Laboratories, Room 201A

Distinguished Professor Borchardt's research interests include peptide transport, prodrugs of peptides, blood-brain barrier, intestinal mucosal barrier, cell culture systems, protein and peptide stability.

Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering
785-864-2468
Simons Biosciences Research Laboratories, Room 136B

Professor Brandon DeKosky earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas in 2010 and a Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015.  He completed a Post Doc in Immunology & Vaccinology at the Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, MD in 2017.

Professor
785-864-4388
Simons Laboratories, 121-B

Associate Professor Laird Forrest earned a BS in chemical engineering from Auburn University and an MS in chemical engineering at the University of Illinois-Urbana. He also earned a PhD in chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Illinois-Urbana. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Wisconsin.

Valentino J. Stella Distinguished Professor
785-864-8199
Multidisciplinary Research Building, 160

Professor Hageman earned his B.S. in Pharmacy and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Kansas.  His research experiences have included industrial positions in R&D at Pharmacia, Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Anna Hagen
Lecturer
Simons Biosciences Research Laboratories
Jeff Krise
Associate Professor
Simons Biosciences Research Laboratories, Room 236

Dr. Jeff Krise is currently an associate professor of pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of Kansas.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from Duquesne University (1993).  He earned his PhD (with honors) from the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Kansas in 1998.    Dr. Krise completed one year of his PhD training at the Victorian College of Pharmacy (now Monash University) in Melbourne, Australia.   Dr. Krise received postdoctoral training at Stanford University School of Medicine from 1998 to 2001 in the Department of Biochemistry.    In 2001 he began his academic career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Division of Drug Delivery and Disposition.  In 2004 he moved to back to the University of Kansas in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry. 

 

Susan Lunte
Ralph N. Adams Distinguished Professor
785-864-3811
MRB, Room 220-F

Distinguished Professor Sue Lunte earned a B.S. at Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Michigan and a Ph.D. at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Russ Middaugh
Distinguished Professor
785-864-5813
Multidisciplinary Research Building, Room 320-G

Distinguished Professor C. Russell Middaugh earned a B.S.  from the University of California, Santa Cruz, a Ph.D. from Cornell University and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota.

Professor
785-864-5963
Room 160, MRB

Professor Picking earned her Ph.D. at the University of Kansas. Her research interests are vaccine development - especially for the children of low income countries, Enteric bacterial pathogens, and type III secretion.

William Picking
Foundation Distinguished Professor, Director, Kansas Vaccine Institute, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Director, Higuchi Biosciences Center
785-864-5974
Room 320B, MRB

Distinguished Professor Picking earned his Ph.D. at the University of Kansas. He is the director of the Kansas Vaccine Development Center and director of the Higuchi Biosciences Center.

Christian Schoeneich
Takeru Higuchi Distinguished Professor , Department Chair
785-864-4880
Simons Laboratories, 236-C

Professor Schöneich is the Takeru Higuchi Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry. He earned his diplom in 1987 from the Free University Berlin (Germany) and his Ph.D. in 1990 at the Technical University Berlin (Germany).

 

Valentino Stella
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
785-864-3755
Simons Laboratories, 121-A

Distinguished Professor Valentino Stella earned a B.Pharm. from the Victorian College of Pharmacy in Parkville, Victoria, Australia and a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.

John Stobaugh
Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Affairs, Professor
785-864-3996
School of Pharmacy, Room 2050-A

Associate Dean John Stobaugh earned a B.S. from the University of Oklahoma in 1974, an M.S. from the University of Oklahoma in 1977, and a Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in 1982.

 

Thomas Tolbert
Associate Professor
785-864-1898
Simons Lab, 201-C

Associate Professor Thomas Tolbert earned a B.S. in chemistry from Purdue University, a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Massachusetts institute of Technology and completed his postdoctoral research at the Scripps Research Institute.

David Volkin
Ronald T. Borchardt Distinguished Professor
785-864-6262
Multidisciplinary Research Building, Room 304

Distinguished Professor David Volkin earned a BA in chemistry at the University of California, San Diego and a PhD in Biochemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Michael Wang
Associate Professor
785-864-1899
Simons Laboratories, 236-A

Prof. Michael Zhuo Wang completed his PhD in 2003 from Duke University (Durham, North Carolina, USA) and postdoctoral studies from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Pharmacy (Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA). Dr. Wang received his BS in Chemistry in 1998 from Peking University (Beijing, China). He is now an Associate Professor and Assistant Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansas (Lawrence, Kansas, USA). He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers in reputed journals in the fields of analytical chemistry, pharmacology and pharmaceutics, and has served as an Editorial Board Member for several journals.


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