February 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Science Café: Modern Drug Discovery, March 19

McMills flierScience Café presents Dr. Mark McMills on Modern Drug Discovery” on Wednesday, March 19, at 5 p.m. in Baker Center Front Room.

Science CafeHave an ache, pain, or illness? Call or visit your doctor and have them fill a prescription. That’s how it works–better living through chemistry, right? People rarely take the time to really think about the medicines they are taking. But McMills, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will show how and why various prescription drugs have been brought to market.  During his café, he will be touching on two specific drugs; Taxol, an anti-cancer drug, and an AIDS protease inhibitor.  Dr. McMills will help the audience gain “a general understanding of the drug discovery process and why it may be of interest to a general audience as well as the scientist.”  Join Dr. McMills in the exploration of prescription drugs during his Science Café, “Modern Drug Discovery,” on March 19th at 5 pm in the Baker Front Room.

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Science Cafés and Café Conversations are held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Baker Center Front Room. Café events are free and open to students, faculty and staff. Both cafés are venues for students to share their interests informally during a conversation exchange in a friendly setting. The Science Cafe is hosted by Dr. Sarah Wyatt, Professor of Environmental and Plant Biology and Vice President of the Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi. The two series are sponsored by the Ohio University chapter of Sigma Xi and the Office of the Vice President for Research. Find the Science Café on Facebook and Twitter.

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