Jose Villegas

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    College: Pharmacy Department: Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: 531D Phone: 6462449689
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    The Villegas lab works on the discovery of peptide-based therapeutics using computational and experimental approaches. Current projects include the development of drugs against HIV and cancer.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 15

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Preferred majors: Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bioengineering and biomedical engineering, Biochemistry.
    Preferred coursework: Organic chemistry, biochemistry.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, reagent preparation, protein expression and purification, peptide synthesis, and screening of peptide candidates against their biological targets through biophysical and biochemical assays. One-on-one training will be provided by the PI.

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