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Faculty Profile

Jordan K Zjawiony

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Biomolecular Sciences
PROFESSOR OF PHARMACOGNOSY AND RESEARCH PROFESSOR IN THE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
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405 FASER HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-7290
Joined UM: 07/01/1989

Areas of Expertise

  • ALKALOIDS
  • ANTICANCER AGENTS
  • ANTIFUNGAL AGENTS
  • ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS
  • ANTITUBERCULAR AGENTS
  • CHEMICAL MODIFICATIONS OF NATURAL PRODUCTS
  • COMBINATORIAL CHEMISTRY
  • DRUG DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT
  • HETEROCYCLIC CHEMISTRY
  • ISOLATION OF NATURAL PRODUCTS
  • MARINE BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY
  • NATURAL PRODUCTS CHEMISTRY
  • ORGANIC SYNTHESIS
  • PHARMACOGNOSY
  • PHYTOCHEMISTRY
  • SEMISYNTHESIS OF NATURAL PRODUCTS
  • STEROID CHEMISTRY
  • STRUCTURE-ACTIVITY RELATIONSHIP STUDIES (SAR)

Brief Bio

Dr. Jordan Zjawiony received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the Technical University of Lodz, Poland in 1974. In 1978 he came to the United States as a Postdoctoral Fellow, to work in the area of beta-adrenergic antagonists in the National Institutes of Health. In 1988 he was awarded the Fulbright Grant for the research project in the field of new cardiovascular drugs, which was also performed in the United States. In 1989 he joined The University of Mississippi, where he became Associate Professor of Pharmacognosy and Research Associate Professor in Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He was tenured and rose to the position of Full Professor at the University of Mississippi in 1999. Dr. Zjawiony has currently 127 publications, 37 patents and 267 contributed papers including 46 invited lectures from the field of organic, medicinal, natural products and pharmaceutical chemistry. Dr. Zjawiony has been principal and co-principal investigator on 38 grants and contracts from government agencies as well as pharmaceutical companies on the total sum of over three million dollars. His research interests include design and synthesis of new compounds of pharmaceutical interest based on natural products models derived from plants, fungi, and marine organisms, isolation and identification of natural products and their semi-synthetic transformations with an emphasis on psychoactive natural products. Dr. Zjawiony has number of collaborations with scientists and institutions from USA, Poland, Brazil, Italy, Mexico, Egypt, Canada, Nigeria, Belarus, and Russia. Dr. Zjawiony is a member of the American Society of Pharmacognosy, the American Chemical Society, Division of Organic Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry and Agrochemistry, Phytochemical Society of Europe, and American Heart Association.

Degrees

BS
CHEMISTRY
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF LODZ/ LODZ, POLAND (1965)
MS
PHARMACY
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF LODZ/ LODZ, POLAND (1965)
PHD
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF LODZ/ LODZ, POLAND (1974)

Awards

School of Pharmacy, Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. Faculty Research Award
2012