Medical Chemistry

Director: Ching-Shih Chen, PhD
Associate Director: Chad Bennet, PhD
Technical Director:Dasheng Wang, PhD

The Medicinal Chemistry Shared Resource (MCSR) provides medicinal chemistry support to investigators at the OSUCCC – James and to other academic and commercial institutions. It integrates the expertise of multiple disciplines, including synthetic and process chemistry, instrumental analysis and molecular pharmacology.

MCSR Goals

  • Provide medicinal chemistry services, including chemistry consultations, sample purity analyses and preparations, and custom syntheses to OSUCCC – James investigators for the identification of new therapeutic targets and/or biomarkers of drug activity. 

  • In collaboration with other OSUCCC – James Shared Resources, translate basic science findings from OSUCCC – James investigators into small-molecule agents for testing individual hypotheses, adding an important dimension to translating basic science to the clinic.


Ching-Shih Chen, PhD, director, is holder of the Lucius A. Wing Chair of Cancer Research and Therapy, professor of Medicinal Chemistry, of Internal Medicine and of Urology. He has received an Ohio State University Distinguished Scholar Award, which recognizes exceptional scholarly accomplishments by senior professors.

Dasheng Wang, PhD, technical director, is a synthetic medicinal chemist with more than 20 years of experience working as a senior member of teams consisting of computational chemists, biochemists and molecular biologists in both academic and industrial settings.  

Contact Us

The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
336 Parks Hall
500 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: 614-688-4008

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