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Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Medicinal chemistry is at the forefront of innovation, blending synthetic chemistry, molecular modeling, computational biology, structural genomics, and pharmacology to discover and design new drugs, and investigate their interaction at the molecular, cellular, and whole-animal level. Our department in the School of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is forging new ground by continuing the tradition of applying the latest strategies and concepts from broad disciplines of science.


Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Suite 205, Biotech I
Virginia Biotechnology Research Park
800 E. Leigh Street
P.O. Box 980540
Richmond, VA 23298-0540
Phone: (804) 828-6448
Fax: (804) 828-7625

  • Congratulations to Dr. Umesh Desai for winning the VCU Distinguished Scholarship Award 2013