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Faculty Profile

Jason Gavenonis

Assistant Professor of Chemistry (2014)

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Stuart Hall - Rector Complex Room 1109


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

2019-2020 Academic Year

Spring 2020

CHEM 242 Organic Chemistry II with 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.

CHEM 490 Drug Discovery and Development
Permission of Instructor Required. This course will provide a broad overview of the history of 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. Special emphasis will be placed on the development of small-molecule drugs. We will explore each step of the drug-discovery process, and students will present an overview of a particular drug's journey through this process to their peers at the All Science Symposium. Prerequisites: CHEM 342.

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.

CHEM 560 Stu/Faculty Collaborative Rsch