Sadanandan E. Velu


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Current Position
Associate Professor (2010 – present)
Department of Chemistry
University of Alabama at Birmingham
901 14th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35294-1240
Telephone: (205) 975 2478
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URL: http://www.uab.edu/cas/chemistry/velu-home




Co-appointments

2008 – Present Associate Scientist, Comprehensive Cancer Center
2009 – Present Associate Scientist, Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences
2011 – Present Faculty of Lung Health Center

Prior Positions
Assistant Professor (2004 – 2010)
Department of Chemistry
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Research Assistant Professor (2002 – 2004)
Department of Chemistry
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Senior Staff Scientist (1997 – 2002)
Laboratory of Medicinal and Combinatorial Chemistry
Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Postdoctoral Experience
Research Associate (1994 – 1997), Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Synthetic methodology studies on Alpha amino alkyl cuprates
Advisor:  Prof. Karl Dieter
Postdoctoral Fellow (1993 – 1994), University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Total synthesis of marine alkaloids
Advisor: Prof. Michel P. Cava

Education
Ph.D. (1993), Organic Chemistry, University of Madras, Chennai, India
Ph.D. Dissertation: Sulfones in Indole Synthesis
Advisor: Prof. P. C. Srinivasan
M.Sc. (1985), Chemistry, University of Calicut, Kerala, India
B.Sc. (1983), Chemistry, University of Calicut, Kerala, India

Honors
National Award for Excellence in Teaching: In 2006, Dr. Velu’s Organic Chemistry–I (CH–235) course was identified as an example of Best Practices in a National Study of Chemistry courses conducted by the Center for Educational Policy Research (CEPR) on behalf of the College Board. A total of 166 courses from across the nation were reviewed in this study.

Research Interests
Organic/Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Discovery and Development, Anti-cancer and Anti-infective Agents, Structure Based Drug Design, Fragment based Drug Discovery, In-Silico Virtual Screening, Directed Combinatorial Synthesis, Structure Activity Relationship (SAR) studies, Lead Optimization, Solution Phase Parallel Synthesis, Synthesis of Marine Natural Products and their Analogs, Development of Synthetic Methodologies.

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