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Contact Information

1959 NE Pacific St H172
Box 357610
Seattle
Washington
98195
United States
Washington
  • Name: Sarah Lenti
    Title: Graduate Program Advisor
    Office: Medicinal Chemistry PhD Program
    Phone (Work): 2065432224
    Email: medchem@uw.edu
Yes

Program Application Deadline

December 10, 2021
No
85
Yes

Program Description

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry is part of the highly collaborative, interdisciplinary School of Pharmacy. Our research in Medicinal Chemistry encompasses questions related to drug metabolism and disposition, drug design, and disease mechanism. We deviate somewhat from the discipline's traditional focus solely on organic synthetic chemistry in support of drug discovery and optimization. Instead, broadly speaking, we seek to understand how drugs and toxins interact with their biological targets and with detoxifying enzymes and transporters, as well as to uncover the chemical and biochemical bases of cardiovascular, degenerative, developmental and infectious diseases.

Students in our PhD program work closely with faculty and collaborators in academia and the biotech/pharma industry. Recent graduates have tackled questions ranging from “Is there an early warning signal for heart attacks?” to “Why are viruses so good at evading vaccines?”, and from “How does the body defend against Alzheimer’s disease?” to “How have drug metabolizing enzymes evolved to be so promiscuous?” Students benefit from hands-on access to our state-of-the-art Mass Spectrometry Core, the unparalleled research environment across the UW Seattle campus, and access to NIH-funded pre-doctoral training programs for more focused study in areas such as Pharmacological Sciences and Molecular Biophysics.
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Institution Information

Public
Yes
Fall
Yes

Degree Requirements

25
Research
Required
Required
Not Required
Required
All graduate students must participate in the departmental examination program. A series of preliminary, cumulative (written) examinations and a general (oral) examination is required for advancement to Ph.D. candidacy; a final examination (defense of the thesis) is required for the degree. In addition, the Department of Medicinal Chemistry administers a ‘pre-general’ exam to prepare students for the University-sanctioned General Exam.
Yes

Degree Information

On Campus
Biochemistry, Biological Science, Chemical Science, Drug Development, Drug Discovery, Drug Metabolism, Immunology, Infectious Disease, Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Science, Neuroscience, Pharmaceutical Science, Structural Biology, Toxicology, Vaccine Technology
Our Vision: To provide an outstanding learning and research environment by cultivating a collegial, inclusive, and interdisciplinary community. This community shares an intellectual passion for the fundamental molecular sciences that explain disease and therapeutic mechanisms, drug design and drug development. The Medicinal Chemistry departmental mission is focused on training leaders in all aspects of pharmaceutical sciences including clinical practice, basic research, and teaching.
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Program Statistics

Yes
5
Last academic year-country of origin of the accepted students:
4
1
3.57
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Last academic year-graduates job placement:
2
2
0
6.13
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GRE and Other Tests

No
TOEFL
Temporarily, we will be accepting scores from the Duolingo English Test and the TOEFL ITP Plus For China, please refer to the UW Graduate School’s Memo 8 for English Language Proficiency Requirements, as well as Memo 15 on on the subject of TA requirements for those who are not native speakers of English.
Yes

Letters of Recommendation

Yes
3
Yes

Other Admission Requirements

3
Minimum of 3.0 GPA for last 2 years of study.
Yes

Financial Support

100
Tuition Waiver, Stipend, Research Assistantship, Teaching Assistantship, Department or University Scholarship, Other
Yes

Background Checks and Drug Screenings

We are not a participating PharmGrad program
We are not a participating PharmGrad program
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