|Synthetic and Medicinal Chemistry|
Synthetic and medicinal chemistry are important research directions in the Department. The syntheses of medicinally promising compounds are usually accompanied by the discovery of novel synthetic methodology. Several synthetic groups in the Department are involved in highly collaborative drug discovery efforts. The synthesized compounds possessing promising biological activities are evaluated using various molecular biology assays in vitro by collaborators at New Mexico Tech and in animal models of human disease by several national and international collaborators.