Graduate Research Assistant
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Durham, North Carolina
Maurice is a 3rd year Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD student in the Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry division of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. His thesis work is being conducted in Jian Liu's glycobiology lab. The lab focuses on chemoenzymatic synthesis of Heparin, an FDA approved anticoagulant. Using a microarray technique developed in the lab, his thesis will focus on finding alternative uses for synthesized heparan sulfates. Maurice attained his BS in Chemistry at San Diego State University in California where he did work in Diane Smith's electrochemistry lab. He completed his Honors Undergraduate Thesis on synthesis of metronidazole derivatives to combat resistance in Giardia lamblia. He then received his PharmD from the University of California, San Francisco in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Pathway. He did an extended research project in the Small Molecule Discovery Center, in the lab of Adam Renslo, working on development of novel beta-lactamase inhibitors. He was the President of the UNC-Chapel Hill American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Student Chapter that focuses on preparing students for a career in the pharmaceutical industry. The UNC AAPS Student Chapter was awarded the 2018 Student Chapter Award.
Wednesday, November 7
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM