Steven Zimmerman

Steven Zimmerman

Steven C. Zimmerman’s research is broadly based at the interface of organic chemistry, chemical biology, and materials chemistry. Zimmerman has worked on molecular recognition and supramolecular chemistry for over 30 years and over the same span periodically...
Michael Spinella

Michael Spinella

Michael Spinella’s laboratory is focused on the molecular genetics of cancer, especially in the areas of mechanisms of tumorigenesis, cancer therapy, and drug resistance. One research focus is on uncovering mechanisms that account for the curability of...
Douglas Mitchell

Douglas Mitchell

Douglas Mitchell and his lab group have focused on understanding the chemical biology of natural products with early efforts focusing on thiazole/oxazole-containing peptides. The Mitchell lab is multidisciplinary and employs a combination of bioinformatics,...
David Kranz

David Kranz

David Kranz’s lab been involved for many years in the discovery of immunotherapeutic approaches to cancer. The research program he leads is focused on the structure, function, and engineering of T cell receptors. The Kranz lab is interested in understanding the...
Stephan Sligar

Stephan Sligar

Stephan Sligar has spent his professional career focused on the discovery, development, and use of chemical and biophysical tools to understand fundamental problems in biochemistry. Sligar’s lab developed the Nanodisc platform, which allows for the generation of a...
David Shapiro

David Shapiro

David Shapiro’s lab has spent over a decade studying estrogens, acting via estrogen receptor a (ERa), which plays a key role in most breast cancers. The Shapiro laboratory has leveraged its expertise in ERa action in cancer to identify new pathways of hormone action...
David Sarlah

David Sarlah

David Sarlah is an organic chemist, using the discovery of new reactivities and the guiding principles of chemistry to aid in the creation of cancer therapies. Through collaborations with CCIL members, Sarlah has successfully developed several enabling methodologies...
Paul Hergenrother

Paul Hergenrother

Paul J. Hergenrother, PhD, is a Professor of Chemistry, and Affiliate in Biochemistry, and the Kenneth L. Rinehart Jr. Endowed Chair in Natural Products Chemistry. Professor Hergenrother is the co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Vanquish...
Jianjun Cheng

Jianjun Cheng

Jianjun Cheng’s research focuses on medicinal chemistry, anticancer therapeutics, cancer targeting, and nanomedicine cancer drug delivery. He led the early design and development of IT-101 and polylactide-aptamer bioconjugates for prostate cancer targeting and...
Martin Burke

Martin Burke

Dr. Burke’s research interests are in the area of organic chemistry with a specific focus on the synthesis and study of small molecules with protein-like functions. His research includes “Lego Chemistry”, which is synthesizing small molecules to be used for scientific...
Aditi Das

Aditi Das

Aditi Das’ research aims to discover anti-inflammatory molecules that can be used to reduce inflammation in brain, tumor, and cardiovascular diseases. Her research examines the metabolism of omega-3 fatty acids to produce novel lipid metabolites that exhibit...