Biopartnering Seminar

Patrick Gunning
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 6:30pm


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Patrick was born in Paisley, Scotland in 1979. He spent his formative years on the beautiful island of Bute on the west coast of Scotland. He moved to Glasgow in 1997 where he completed his B.Sc. (hons) and Ph.D. in Chemistry with Profs. Andrew Benniston and Robert Peacock at the University of Glasgow. Patrick crossed the Atlantic in 2005 to pursue Post-doctoral studies at Yale University under the mentorship of Prof. Andrew Hamilton. There he developed a love for medicinal chemistry and chemical biology.

In 2007, Patrick accepted an Assistant Professorship position at the University of Toronto Mississauga Chemistry Department. In the last 8 years he has developed a dynamic and diverse medicinal chemistry program targeting protein-protein interactions, a most challenging of targets. Moreover, Patrick’s team develop inhibitors of proteins that drive the most rare and lethal of human cancers, including glioblastoma, acute myeloid leukemia, multiple myeloma, and refractory medullablastoma. In addition, Patrick’s group are developing novel fluorescent molecular recognition scaffolds for early detection of human disease including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.