University of Mississippi
Dr. Mitchell A. Avery
  • Ph.D. University of California at Santa Cruz
  • B.S. Oregon State University
  • Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
  • Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Research Professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Director of the Laboratory for Applied Drug Design and Synthesis

Dr. Avery's research focuses on total synthesis of natural products, bioactive natural products isolation and structure determination, structure-activity relationship studies, 3D QSAR. Ongoing research is being conducted within his labs with the following targets:
Antimalarial Agents (Artemisinin)
Antifungal Agents (Pseudolaric Acid)
Anticancer Agents (Epothilones, Taxanes, Curacins)
Contraceptive Agents
  • Male (Enzyme Inhibitor Design)
  • Female (Antiprogestins)
Molecular Modeling

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