Mark P. Farrell

School of Pharmacy - Medicinal Chemistry
Assistant Professor
Primary office:
785-864-1610
Multidisciplinary Research Building
University of Kansas
2030 Becker Drive
Lawrence, Kansas 66047


Education

Ph.D., Synthetic Organic Chemistry, National University Ireland

B.S., Chemistry, 1st Class honours, National University Ireland

Selected Publications

Farrell, M., Melillo, B., & Smith, A. B. (2016). Type II Anion Relay Chemistry: Exploiting Bifunctional Weinreb Amide Linchpins for the One-Pot Synthesis of Differentiated 1,3-Diketones, Pyrans, and Spiroketals. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, 55, 232-235.

Farrell, M., O'Reilly, C., Venkatrao Jarikote, D., & Murphy, P. V. (2014). Ultrasonic Energy Promoted Allylation to Generate 1-C-(2,3,4,6-Tetra-O-benzyl-α-D-glucopyranosyl)prop-2-ene. Carbohydrate Chemistry: Proven Synthetic Methods, 2.

Breen, E. P., Pilgrim, W., Clarke, K. J., Yssel, C., Farrell, M., Zhou, J., Murphy, P. V., & Porter, R. K. (2013). Lack of Activation of UCP1 in isolated brown adipose tissue mitochondria by glucose-O-ω-modified saturated fatty acids of various chain lengths. J. Chem. Biol, 6, 121-133.

Farrell, M., Zhou, J., & Murphy, P. V. (2013). Regiospecific anomerisation of acylated glycosyl azides and benzoylated disaccharides using TiCl4. Chem. Eur. J, 13, 14836-14851.

Gerlach, J., Kilcoyne, M., Farrell, M., Kane, M., & Joshi, L. (2012). Differential release of high mannose structural isoforms by fungal and bacterial endo-β-N-acetylglucosaminidases. Mol. BioSyst, 8, 1472-1481.

Kilcoyne, M., Gerlach, J., Farrell, M., Bhavanandan, V., & Joshi, L. (2011). Periodic acid-Schiff’s reagent assay for carbohydrates in a microtiter plate format. Anal. Biochem, 1, 18-26.

Selected Awards & Honors

Boc gas Postgraduate Student of the year
2014

Galway Graduate Symposium winner
Eli-Lilly NUI
2012

IRCSET Enterprise PhD fellowship
2010

SFI UREKA (Undergraduate Research Experience & Knowledge Award) scholarship
2009


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2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to needy Kansans during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU
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