Troyer to present new research on drug development

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.