Pharmaceutical Chemistry Faculty

Professor
785-864-1455
MRB, Room 320-E

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.

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

Ronald T. Borchardt is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at The University of Kansas- Lawrence. Professor Borchardt received his undergraduate education (B.S. in Pharmacy, 1967) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his graduate education (Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry, 1970) from The University of Kansas-Lawrence.

Associate 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.

Jeffrey Krise
Associate Professor
785-864-2626
Simons Laboratories, Room 236-B

Associate Professor Jeff Krise earned a B.S. in pharmacy from Duquesne University and a Ph.D in pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of Kansas. He completed his postdoctoral research at the Department of Biochemistry at Stanford University.

Susan Lunte
Distinguished Professor, Director of R.N. Adams Institute for Bioanalytical Chemistry Director of COBRE Center on Molecular Analysis of Disease Pathways, Ralph N. Adams Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
785-864-3811
Multidisciplinary Research Building, Room 220F

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.

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
Multidisciplinary Research Building, Room 160

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.

Director, Higuchi Biosciences Center Director, Kansas Vaccine Institute, Foundation Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
785-864-5974
Multidisciplinary Research Building, Room 320B

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.

Chair, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Takeru and Aya Higuchi Distinguished Professor
785-864-4880
Simons Biosciences Research Laboratories, Room 236C

Distinguished Professor and Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Chair Christian Schöneich earned a diplom at Free University in Berlin, Germany and a Ph.D. at Technical University in Berlin, Germany.

Aya and Takeru Higuchi Distinguished Professor, Associate Chair, Pharmaceutical Chemistry; Co-Director, NIH Biotechnology Training Program
785-864-7327
Simons Biosciences Research Laboratories, Room 201D

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.

 

Val Stella
University Distinguished Professor
785-864-3755
Simons Biosciences Research Laboratories, Room 121A

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 F. 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.

 

Associate Professor
785-864-1898
Simons Biosciences Research Laboratories, Room 201C

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.

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

Assistant Professor Michael Wang earned a B.S. in chemistry from Peking University, a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry at Duke University and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy.


Events
KU Today
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