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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Faculty Profile

DAVID A COLBY

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BIOMOLECULAR SCIENCES
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY AND RESEARCH ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN THE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES AND DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS FOR BIOMOLECULAR SCIENCES
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317 FASER HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-1766
Joined UM: 06/02/2014

Areas of Expertise

  • MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY
  • NATURAL PRODUCTS CHEMISTRY
  • ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Brief Bio

David A. Colby is an Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the Department of BioMolecular Sciences. He earned a Pharm.D. (with honors in pharmacy and with distinction) from the University of Iowa in 2001. He completed a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of California at Irvine in 2006. Dr. Colby completed postdoctoral studies at the The Scripps Research Institute in 2008 and joined the faculty at Purdue University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology with a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry. In 2014, Dr. Colby moved to the University of Mississippi as an Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the Department of BioMolecular Sciences. He also holds the appointment of Research Associate Professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy. Dr. Colby's research interests are medicinal chemistry, natural products chemistry, organic synthesis, fluorine chemistry, drug design, and dietary supplements.

Degrees

PHD
CHEMISTRY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE/IRVINE, CALIFORNIA (2006)

Committee Memberships

Curriculum Committee - Sch. of Pharmacy
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