Dr. Todd Ryder

General Chemistry / medicinal Chemistry / 

CHEMICAL GENOMICS 

 

Todd Ryder

 ABOUT ME

I am an assistant professor in the Chemistry Department at Southern Connecticut State University. My teaching responsibilities are in the areas of organic chemistry, general chemistry, and biochemistry. My research interests include the design and synthesis of novel, biologically-active molecules with potential applications as therapeutic agents or research tools to investigate complex biological systems.

 My research interests are focused on medicinal chemistry and chemical genomics. In particular, I am interested in the design and synthesis of novel, biologically-active molecules with the potential to address unmet medical needs. These molecules can serve as a starting point for drug discovery and as valuable research tools to investigate complex biological systems. In this context, students in my lab have the opportunity to develop skills in synthetic organic chemistry, ligand design, and the interpretation of biological screening data. We use a variety of techniques such as molecular modeling, traditional and parallel organic synthesis, flash chromatography, HPLC, NMR, and MS. Therapeutic areas of interest include cancer, inflammation, and neuroscience.  

CONTACT ME

Office: Jennings Hall 343A
Email: rydert1@southernct.edu
Phone: (203) 392-6268
Fax: (203) 392-6396

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Chemistry (2006), University of Rochester                                         
M.S. in Chemistry (1996), University of Michigan                                             
B.A. in Chemistry and Biology (1994), Cornell University  

 

EXPERIENCE

Research Scientist I/II (2006 - 2012), Institute for Pharmaceutical Discovery
Associate Scientist, Neuroscience Chemistry (1996 - 2000) , Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Research / Pfizer
Adjunct Faculty Member (1997), Schoolcraft Community College, Livonia, MI
Synthetic and Physical Organic Chemistry Internships (1991 - 1994), Eastman Kodak Company

 COURSES
CHE 101 - Chemistry in Contemporary Issues Laboratory   
CHE 103 - Crime Scene Chemistry Laboratory                                                 
CHE 120 - General Chemistry I Laboratory
CHE 121 - General Chemistry II Laboratory