Dr. Sarah Perlmutter -- “The Influence of Positively Charged Nitrogen Species on Compound Accumulation and Activity in Gram-Negative Bacteria”

Dr. Riley L. Svec -- “Development of Imidazotetrazines for the Treatment of Glioblastoma and as Synthetic Precursors to Diazo Species”


Dr. Alfredo Garcia -- “Ring Distortion of the Alkaloid Sinomenine and Novel Prodrug Approaches to Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics 


Dr. Evi Llablani -- Discovery and Biological Evaluation of Ferroptocide”

Dr. Bryon Drown -- “Chemical Approaches to Understanding Small-Molecule Accumulation in Bacteria and Poly(ADP-Ribosyl)ation”


Dr. Jessie Peh -- “Procaspase-3 Activation as a Strategy to Overcome Resistance to Targeted Anticancer Therapies”


Dr. Michelle F. Richter -- “Development of Predictive Guidelines for Compound Accumulation in Gram-Negative Bacteria”


Dr. Michael J. Lambrecht -- “The Chemical and Enzymatic Synthesis of Poly(ADP-Ribose)"

Dr. Rachel C. Botham -- “Development of PAC-1 as a Privileged Agent for Combination Chemotherapy”



Dr. Robert W. Hicklin -- “Chemical Diversification of the Natural Products Quinine, Abietic Acid, and Pleuromutilin by Ring Distortion”


Dr. Elizabeth I. Parkinson -- "Deoxynyboquinoes as NQO1-Targeted Anticancer Compounds and Deoxynybomycins as Potent and Selective Antibiotics"


Dr. Howard S. Roth -- "Improving the Process Syntheis, Potency, and Pharmacokinetics of the Anticancer Compound PAC-1"




Dr. Claire E. Knezevic -- "Development of Poly(ADP-Ribose) Glycohydrolase Inhibitors and Tetracyclic Indoles as Anticancer Compounds"


Dr. Emilia C. Calvaresi -- "Small Molecule Inhibitors of Lactate Dehydrogenase A as an Anticancer Strategy”




Dr. Julia J. Williams -- "Suitability of RelBE and MazEF Toxin-Antitoxin Systems as Antibacterial Targets"

Dr. Karen Morrison -- "Chemical Diversification and Anticancer Activity of Natural Products"




Dr. Timothy Alan Flood, Jr. -- "Advances in High-Throughput Screening: Better Compounds, Novel Targets, Enhanced Sensors"




Dr. Joseph Bair -- "The Development of Deoxynyboquinone as a Personalized Anticancer Compound"


Dr. Quinn Peterson -- "Small Molecule Activators of Procaspase-3 as an Anticancer Strategy"


Dr. Rahul Palchaudhuri -- "Development and Mechanistic Characterization of Novel Small Molecules as Cancer Therapeutics"


Dr. Diana West -- "The Discovery and Characterization of Anticancer Procaspase-Activating Compounds"


Dr. Kristin Finch -- "The Discovery of Small Molecule Inhibitors of Poly(ADP-Ribose) Mediated Cell Death"


Dr. Nora Wang -- "The Identification and Characterization of Novel Antibacterial Compounds via Target-Based and Whole Cell Screening Approaches"




Dr. Elizabeth Moritz Halvorsen-- "The Prevalence of Toxin-Antitoxin Systems and Their Tractability as Novel Antimicrobial Targets"


Dr. Mirth T. Hoyt -- "The Anticancer Mode of Action of the Quinone Natural Product Cribostatin 6"


Dr. James T. Heeres -- "High-Throughput Detection of Protein—Protein and Protein—DNA Interactions Via Photonic Crystal Biosensors: Applications to Apoptosis Inducing Factor"




Dr. Todd Meyer -- "Selective Targeting of RNA with Small Molecules: Design and Synthesis of Ligands for Selective Binding to RNA Bulges and Hairpin Loops"


Dr. Benjamin Leslie -- "Small Molecule Modulation of the Cell Cycle: Discovery of Anticancer Compounds that Induce G1- and M-Phase Cell Cycle Arrest and Characterization of Their Modes of Action"




Dr. Christina Thompson -- "The Total Synthesis and Cytoprotective Abilities of Dykellic Acid and Its Structural Analogs"


Dr. Robin S. Dothager -- "Strategies for the Selective Treatment of Cancer, Including the Identification and Mechanism of Action of Compounds that Induce G1 Cell Cycle Arrest"


Dr. Amanda C. Nottbohm -- "Chemical Tools to Monitor and Inhibit Poly(ADP-Ribosyl)ation"




Dr. David Goode -- "Small Molecule Modulation of Caspase Enzymatic Activity"


Dr. Jason R. Thomas -- "Toward the Therapies of Tomorrow: Selective RNA-Binding Small Molecules and Cytoprotective Strategies for ROS-Mediated Disease States"




Dr. Dinty J. Musk -- "Discovery and Characterization of Small Molecule Inhibitors of Biofilm Formation inPseudomonas aeruginosa"


Dr. Karson S. Putt -- "The Modulation of Life and Death: Small Molecule Activators and Inhibitors of Necrotic and Apoptotic Pathways"


Dr. Vitaliy Nesterenko -- "Synthesis of Biologically Active Cytoprotective and Anticancer Small Molecules"