May 31, 2020  
Rensselaer Catalog 2008-2009 
Rensselaer Catalog 2008-2009 [Archived Catalog]

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CHEM 4300 - Medicinal Chemistry

Organic and medicinal chemistry play a crucial role in the discovery of agents used to treat human disease. The basis of this course is the study of the drug discovery process from the perspective of these chemical disciplines. Concepts to be studied are molecular targeted drug discovery, lead compound identification and optimization, biophysical and molecular modeling tools, biological barriers to drug action and ways chemistry can overcome them, and the biotech industry. Topics pertinent to drug development such as drug metabolism and clinical research will also be discussed.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: CHEM 2220 or CHEM 2260 or permission of instructor.

Credit Hours: 4

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