Department of Medicinal Chemistry

“Our Department is committed to providing a thorough understanding of those factors that influence drug design to both pharmacy and non-pharmacy majors at Rutgers. The Graduate Program in Medicinal Chemistry is dedicated to developing skilled professionals capable of capitalizing on scientific advances as they emerge. The twenty-first century has begun with the mapping of the human genome. This opens unparalleled opportunities for the development of novel drugs with ever increasing selectivity and efficacy. Medicinal Chemistry stands out as a discipline exquisitely poised to take advantage of this major scientific advance.”

Longqin Hu
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Department Chair



July 1, 2019 – Piscataway, NJ – The Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce and welcome Dr. Matthew Moschitto as a full-time faculty member starting in the Fall 2019.  Dr. Moschitto joins the Department of Medicinal Chemistry after receiving his PhD from Cornell and completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University.  He has published several quality papers in prestigious journals such as Journal of American Chemical Society, Angew Chemie International Edition, and Journal of Organic Chemistry.  As a tenure-track assistant professor, Dr. Moschitto will establish an independent research program to discover new small molecule enzyme inhibitors, synthesize anticancer agents natural products, and develop new synthetic methodologies.  He will also assume some mentoring and teaching responsibilities in the PharmD curriculum and in the Graduate Program in Medicinal Chemistry.

We are excited to have Dr. Matthew Moschitto joining our faculty and look forward to a successful academic career for him here at Rutgers University.

**New Faculty Positions Available

Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
160 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8020
Phone: (848) 445-5381
Fax: (732) 445-6312