Medicinal Chemist, Aaron Beeler, Joins Faculty
In July, Aaron Beeler, joined BU Chemistry as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in medicinal chemistry. Aaron received his Ph.D. in 2002 from Professor John Rimoldi’s laboratory in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Mississippi. In 2002, he joined John Porco’s laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow and in 2005 was promoted to Assistant Director for the Boston University Center for Chemical Methodology and Library Development (CMLD-BU). Professor Beeler has been an integral contributor to the highly successful operations of CMLD-BU which is successfully developing organic chemistry methodologies for the synthesis of complex molecules that are evaluated for biological activity. Among Aaron’s recent achievements has been the development of a microfluidic platform that has been utilized in the discovery of new reactions and complex molecular scaffolds for application in the synthesis of small molecule arrays.
Aaron brings his multidisciplinary expertise and experience in organic chemistry, engineering, and biology to address problems in medicinal chemistry related to human health. More specifically, research efforts in his laboratory will utilize microfluidics technology and organic synthesis to discover and optimize small molecules that will enable new therapies for diseases such as schizophrenia, Parkinson’s, cystic fibrosis, and cancer, as well as contributing to a deeper understanding of these conditions.