Novel Therapeutics for Treating Viral Diseases, Cancer and Neurological Disorders

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March 9, 2023 - 1:00pm
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Location: SCL 160

Join Yale Chemistry for an Organic Chemistry Seminar with Dennis Liotta, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Emory University.

About Dennis Liotta: Dr. Liotta’s research focuses on the discovery and development of novel antiviral, anticancer, and anti-inflammatory agents. He has authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications, cited by scientists around the globe tens of thousands of times. These publications fundamentally shaped modern medicinal chemistry and profoundly influenced countless young researchers. An inventor of over 100 US patents, Dr. Liotta contributed to 18 lifesaving, FDA-approved therapies and is recognized as a premier discoverer of novel therapeutics. While his biggest impact came from the HIV/AIDS therapeutics he co-discovered, Dr. Liotta has made important contributions to other therapeutic fronts, such as oncology and neurological diseases, creating many clinical candidates to address unmet medical needs. Dr. Liotta embodies the finest qualities of a scientist dedicated to improving human health through original research in medicinal chemistry.

This seminar is generously sponsored by the Mrs. Hepsa Ely Silliman Memorial Fund.