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



August, 2021 – Piscataway, NJ – The Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce and welcome Dr. Jun Wang as a tenured associate professor starting in January 2022.  Dr. Wang’s research is funded by several NIH grants and focused on developing antivirals targeting drug-resistant and emerging viruses including influenza A and B viruses, enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), EV-A71, coxsackie virus, poliovirus, and the recently emerged SARS-CoV-2. He has published more than 80 papers, holds several patents and has received numerous honors and awards.  Currently, Dr Wang is on the editorial board of a number of prestigious journals including Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B, European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Scientific Reports, and Journal of Medical Virology.  Dr Wang will continue his research here at Rutgers while assuming some mentoring and teaching responsibilities in the PharmD curriculum and in the Graduate Program in Medicinal Chemistry.

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

**New Research 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