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Don L. Warner, Ph.D.

Professor

Organic and Medicinal Chemistry

Email: dwarner@boisestate.edu

Office: SCNC 315

Phone: (208) 426-3030

Research Interests:

  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery
  • Chemical Education

Undergraduate Research Assistant

What am I looking for in an undergraduate research assistant?

What courses would you recommend students have taken prior to working in your laboratory? 

  • General Chemistry

How many hours per week do you expect a student to spend in the laboratory per research credit and does the time have to be a set schedule?

  • 10 hours per week, per credit. The student’s schedule can be flexible, however once the student chooses their schedule, it is set for the semester.

Ideally, for what length of time would a student research in your laboratory to achieve a meaningful research experience?

  • 3 – 4 semesters

Educational Background

2002: Ph.D. – Chemistry | University of Michigan

1998: M.S. – Chemistry | University of Wisconsin

1995: B.S. | University of Utah

Research Overview

Recently, our research interests have focused on the topics listed below:

  • Synthesis of Small Molecules for Inhibition of Pro-Metastatic Cytokines
  • Synthesis of Cytotoxic Anticancer Agents
  • Mechanistic Studies of and Related to Anticancer Agents
  • Impact of Research Experiences on Student Learning

Select Publications (2018-2021)

Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Matrix Biology: Building Research Infrastructure, Supporting Young Researchers, and Fostering Collaboration Oxford, Julia Thom ; Cornell, Ken A. ; Romero, Jared J. ; Smith, Diane B. ; Yarnell, Tracy L. ; Wood, Rhiannon M. ; Jorcyk, Cheryl L. ; Lujan, Trevor J. ; Albig, Allan R. ; Mitchell, Kristen A. ; McDougal, Owen M. ; Fologea, Daniel ; Estrada, David ; Tinker, Juliette K. ; Nagarajan, Rajesh ; Warner, Don L. ; Rohn, Troy T. ; Browning, Jim ; Beard, Richard S. ; Warner, Lisa R. ; Morrison, Brad E. ; Fitzpatrick, Clare K. ; Uzer, Gunes ; Bond, Laura ; Frahs, Stephanie M. ; Keller-Peck, Cynthia ; Pu, Xinzhu ; Woodbury, Luke G. ; Turner, Matthew W. Less INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES Volume 21 Issue 6 Published 2020

ACS Project SEED: The next 50 years Warner, Don CHEMICAL & ENGINEERING NEWS Volume 97 Issue 36 Page 40-40 Published 2019

Synthesis of substituted heterocycles to inhibit a pro-metastatic cytokine Tuccinardi, Joseph ; Skluzacek, Kelsey ; Muhammed, Thaaer ; Ashton, Carsten ; Wolf, Cody ; King, Matthew ; Jorcyk, Cheryl ; Warner, Don ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY Volume 257 Published 2019

Celebrating Project SEED’s impact Warner, Don CHEMICAL & ENGINEERING NEWS Volume 96 Issue 11 Page 49-49 Published 2018

Select Grants (2018-2021)

5/1/2020 – 4/30/2021

  • Idaho INBRE Pilot Project Warner – INBRE – U of I

Honors and Recognition

2017: Boise State Foundation Scholar Award for Teaching

2014: College of Arts and Sciences Award for Distinguished Teaching

2010: ASBSU (Boise State student government) Golden Apple Award for the Arts and Sciences

2007: Provost’s Excellence in Advising Award for the College of Arts and Sciences

2004: ASBSU Student’s Choice Outstanding Faculty Member for the College of Arts and Sciences

2003: ASBSU Student’s Choice Outstanding Faculty Member for the College of Arts and Sciences

2001: Hoffmann-La Roche Award for Excellence in Organic Chemistry

2001: Bristol-Myers Squibb Graduate Fellowship in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Recognized 7 times as a Boise State University “Top Ten Scholars Honored Faculty Member”