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Patrick M. Woster, PhD

SmartState Endowed Chair in Drug Discovery
Drug Discovery Building
Medical University of South Carolina
Room 405, MSC 140
70 President St.
Charleston, South Carolina, United States

Patrick M. Woster is professor of drug discovery and biomedical sciences at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy in Charleston, SC, and serves as the South Carolina SmartState Endowed Chair in Drug Discovery at the Medical University of South Carolina. He received a B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1978, and a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 1986.

Professor Woster maintains an active research program that has been funded by several agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, the World Health Association and the pharmaceutical industry. He has been a member of ACS and the Division of Medicinal Chemistry since 1979.

Woster’s research interests include the design, synthesis and evaluation of antitumor agents as well as the development of analogues with potent activity against a variety of cancer cell lines. Most recently, he has been working to develop a new gene-modifying sickle cell disease treatment, which could be fast-tracked to human clinical trials in as little as three years.