Medicinal Chemistry Ph.D. Curriculum

Representative Course Schedule for a Medicinal Chemistry Student
(Organic Track)

YEAR 1 — Fall

Bioorganic Principles of Medicinal Chemistry Med Chem 532
Research Rotation Med Chem 573
Organic Principles Chem 540
Mechanistic Organic Chemistry Chem 543

YEAR 1 — Winter

Survey of Medicinal Chemistry Med Chem 533 or Med Chem 534
Research Rotation Med Chem 573
Organic Synthesis Chem 541
Organic Spectroscopy Chem 542

YEAR 2 — Fall

Elective (Chemical Biology for Biol Track) Chem Biol 501 or BiolChem 550
Elective
Elective
Research Med Chem 990
CBI Seminar Core Course

YEAR 2 — Winter

Survey of Medicinal Chemistry Med Chem 533 or Med Chem 534
Elective
Research Med Chem 990
CBI Seminar Core Course

Representative Course Schedule for a Medicinal Chemistry Student
(Biochemical Track)

YEAR 1 — Fall

Bioorganic Principles of Medicinal Chemistry Med Chem 532
Research Rotation Med Chem 573
Organic Principles Chem 540
Chemical Biology I Chem Biol 501

YEAR 1 — Winter

Survey of Medicinal Chemistry Med Chem 533 or Med Chem 534
Research Rotation Med Chem 573
Chemical Biology II Chem Biol 502
Elective

YEAR 2 — Fall

Elective (Chemical Biology for Biol Track) Chem Biol 501 or BiolChem 550
Elective
Elective
Research Med Chem 990
CBI Seminar Core Course

YEAR 2 — Winter

Survey of Medicinal Chemistry Med Chem 533 or Med Chem 534
Elective
Research Med Chem 990
CBI Seminar Core Course

Representative Course Schedule for a Medicinal Chemistry Student
 (Biophysical Track) 

YEAR 1 — Fall

Bioorganic Principles of Medicinal Chemistry Med Chem 532
Research Rotation Med Chem 573
Protein Structure and Function Biol Chem 550
Energetics, Interactions and Dynamics of Biomacromolecules Bio Phys 520

YEAR 1 — Winter

Survey of Medicinal Chemistry Medchem 533 or Med Chem 534
Research Rotation Med Chem 573
Physical Methods for the Study of Biomacromolecules Bio Phys 521
Elective

YEAR 2 — Fall

Elective (Chemical Biology for Biol Track) Chem Biol 501 or BiolChem 550
Elective
Elective
Research Med Chem 990
CBI Seminar Core Course

YEAR 2 — Winter

Survey of Medicinal Chemistry Med Chem 533 or Med Chem 534
Elective
Research Med Chem 990
CBI Seminar Core Course

Representative Course Schedule for a Medicinal Chemistry (Bioinformatics Track) Student

YEAR 1 — Fall

Bioorganic Principles of Medicinal Chemistry Med Chem 532
Research Rotation Med Chem 573
Organic Principles Chem 540
Introduction to Bioinformatics and Bioinf 527
Computational Biology

YEAR 1 — Winter

Survey of Medicinal Chemistry Medchem 533 or Med Chem 534
Research Rotation Med Chem 573
Proteome Informatics Bioinf 551
Programming Laboratory in Bioinformatics Bioinf 575
* Medchem 533 and 534 are offered in the winter term, alternate years

YEAR 2 — Fall

Elective (Chemical Biology for Biol Track) Chem Biol 501 or BiolChem 550
Elective
Elective
Research Med Chem 990
CBI Seminar Core Course

YEAR 2 — Winter

Survey of Medicinal Chemistry Med Chem 533 or Med Chem 534
Elective
Research Med Chem 990
CBI Seminar Core Course