Peter Tolias is the director of Center for Healthcare Innovation, Department Chair, and developed the computational and medicinal chemistry program.
Gain dynamic skills that prepare you lead innovation in drug discovery and clinical care.
The computational and medicinal chemistry for drug discovery program prepares students to join a multi-disciplinary field blending advanced study in chemistry, biology, computer science, life sciences, medicine, clinical applications and bioethics.
This program uniquely focuses on key areas in both computational and medicinal chemistry including protein structure and property interaction, ligand and receptor interactions and modification of ligands and compounds to better-fit receptors and other targets.
The program builds on foundational concepts in chemistry and biology while cultivating complementary skills and knowledge essential for drug early preclinical discovery. Graduates of the program will be well positioned to obtain careers in drug discovery focusing on silico structure-based drug design and medicinal chemistry research within academic, government and national labs; pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies; as well as legal and patent offices.
Stevens is located conveniently near the New Jersey and New York City pharmaceutical hub with many companies and startups as well as medical schools and research universities looking for highly qualified job candidates.