Troyer to present new research on drug development

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2014-02-11
 Tim Troyer

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Dr. Tim Troyer has spent the last 20 years researching new drug development. At 4 p.m. Feb. 21, he will present his research in “Breaking Tim: Twenty Years of Making Drugs Legally.”

This free presentation will take place in Hiner Hall of the Dowden Science Hall at Huntington University. This presentation is a part of the Gerald D. Smith Lecture Series in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences.

Troyer, assistant professor of chemistry, has conducted his research during his own graduate studies and while working at Bristol-Myers Squibb pharmaceutical company. He also has worked with undergraduate students at HU. Of particular interest in his research is the isolation of powerful antibacterial compounds found in an invasive species of flower found all over the United States. This research, conducted at HU, shows progress toward discovering new medicines.

Troyer earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and physics from Goshen College in 1996, a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Michigan in 1999 and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Vanderbilt University in 2008.

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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