Faculty Profile

Jason Gavenonis

Assistant Professor of Chemistry (2014)

Contact Information


Stuart Hall - Rector Complex Room 1109


  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2003
  • Ph.D., Boston College, 2010

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

CHEM 241 Synthesis/Reactivity I w/Lab
Prof. Samet listed just as a point of contact for this class.

CHEM 241 Synthesis/Reactivity I w/Lab
Prof. Samet listed just as a point of contact for this lab.

Spring 2015

CHEM 242 Synthesis/Reactivity II w/Lab
This course continues the study of the reactivities of organic and inorganic molecules started in 241. Particular emphasis is placed on unsaturated systems. Laboratory work continues investigations into the synthesis, analysis, and identification of organic and inorganic molecules begun in 241. Three hours classroom and four hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 241.

BIOL 342 Struct & Funct of Biomolecules
Cross-listed with CHEM 342-02.

CHEM 342 Struct & Funct of Biomolecules
Cross-listed with BIOL 342-02.

CHEM 490 Drug Discovery and Development
This course will provide an historical overview of the pharmaceutical industry, from the initial development of antibiotics such as sulfanilamide as an offshoot of the dye industry to the advent of structure-based drug design and post-genomic approaches to target identification. We will explore each step of the drug-discovery and development process, including target identification, high-throughput screening, lead optimization, assay development, pre-clinical formulation, and process development.

CHEM 560 Stu/Faculty Collaborative Rsch

BCMB 560 Stu/Faculty Collaborative Rsch
Student/Faculty Collaborative Research allows a student to conduct original research in close partnership with faculty collaborator(s). The project should be designed as an investigation yielding novel results that contribute to the area of study. With the faculty collaborator(s), students will develop the project and participate in all aspects fo the reasearch. It is expected that the faculty member will work closely with the student for at least half of the time the student is pursuing the research. The final project must be presented to the faculty collaborator(s) no later than one week prior to the end of the evaluation period. The course will typically earn one half or one full course credit per semester.