News & Events

Learn about the latest news and events involving CNPD3 research and faculty.

Invited Seminar Speaker | Dr. Comfort Boateng

January 20th, 2022, 10:00AM-11:00AM in Communicore, C1-07. Dr. Boateng’s presentation is titled “Development of Low-Efficacy Dopamine D4 Receptor Partial Agonists to Treat Substance Use Disorder”    

Invited Seminar Speaker | Dr. Steven Crossley

January 13th, 2022, 11:45AM-12:45PM in Communicore, C1-09. Dr. Crossley’s presentation is titled “Chemistry at the Biomedicine Interface: Synthesis and Catalysis”    

Invited Seminar Speaker | Dr. Wai-Lung “Billy” Ng

January 10th, 2022, 9:30AM-10:30AM via Zoom. Dr. Ng’s presentation is titled “Drug Discovery for COVID-19”  

Invited Seminar Speaker | Dr. Juan Pablo Maianti

January 6th, 2022, 10AM-11AM in Communicore, C1-07. Dr. Maianti’s presentation is titled “Substrate-Selective Control of Insulin-Degrading Enzyme Reveals the Untapped Enzymology of Exosite Inhibition”


UF researchers discover marine natural product off Florida’s coast that could help fight cancer

Dr. Hendrik Luesch and a team of researchers have discovered a novel marine natural product that binds to a new site of tubulin, an important target for cancer drugs.

Kratom: What science is discovering about the risks and benefits of a controversial herb

Dr. Chris McCurdy explains how science is attempting to answer safety questions around kratom in this Conversation story.

Dr. Chris McCurdy’s kratom alkaloid study featured on the cover of ACS Pharmacology and Translational Science

McCurdy began researching kratom in 2005 and the study represents the first time his team’s kratom research has appeared on a journal cover.

UF awards tenure or promotion to six College of Pharmacy faculty

The faculty were recognized for their contributions to the University of Florida, their profession and society.