Aaron Muth

Assistant Professor
PhD, Chemistry, University of Central FloridaMA, Chemistry, University of VirginiaBS, Chemistry, Binghamton University

Dr. Muth comes to St. John’s University as an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in September 2016. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL (2012), a M.A. in Chemistry from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA (2007), and a B.S. in Chemistry from Binghamton University in Binghamton, NY (2006). His graduate research focused on the development of novel polyamine conjugates to target the polyamine transport system. Upon completion of his Ph.D., he joined the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at The University of Kansas as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. While at the University of Kansas, his research focused on the development of isoform-selective inhibitors of heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90). After two years at The University of Kansas he joined the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. While at UMass Medical School, his research focused on the development of protein arginine deiminase (PAD) inhibitors and subsequent probes. His research and teaching interests include medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, biochemistry, and drug discovery with a research focus in protein-protein interactions.

Teaching Interests

Medicinal Chemistry, Biochemistry

Research Interests

Our research is focused on discovering novel inhibitors and subsequent probes of key protein-protein interactions. These chemical tools are then utilized as novel treatments for various cancers and to better understand key biological pathways.

Courses Taught

MCM 231 MEDICINAL CHEM JOURNAL CLUB

MCM 269 ADVANCED TOPIC PRODRUG DESIGN

PHR 4110 D&D: CARDIO/RENAL SYSTEMS I

PHS 3508 INTRO TO MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY

MCM 265 PRINCIPLES OF DRUG DESIGN

PHS 2201 BIOPHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY

PHR 4109 DRUGS AND DISEASES OF SKIN, CONNECTIVE TISSUE, AND MISCELLANEOUS

PHR 5108 DRUGS AND DISEASES OF NEOPLASTIC AND ASSOCIATED DISEASES

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