Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Receives National Institutes of Health Grant
June 19, 2009
Texas Tech professor receives grant from the National Institutes of Health.
A Texas Tech University professor of chemistry and biochemistry received a National
Institutes of Health (NIH) R03 grant for new work with painkillers and anti-inflammatory
Guigen Li was awarded the grant for $395,400 for two years. The grant, titled “Searching
for Novel Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Agents,” will focus on the design and production
of new medicines using new synthetic methods developed by Li’s research group.
The research centers on developing new methods for preparing multiple molecules of
the same compound to contain amine groups, but with slightly different structures.
These new molecules have potential activity as painkillers and anti-inflammatory agents.
Li and his collaborators have achieved 130 publications based on his research, with
principal interests in asymmetric synthesis, asymmetric catalysis, and bioorganic
and medicinal chemistry. In the past, he has been supported by the NIH twice and the
Robert Welch Foundation four times as the principal investigator, and the National
Science Foundation twice as co-principal investigator.
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CONTACT: Guigen Li, professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech
(806)742-3015, or email@example.com.