At the interface of medicinal chemistry and enzymology

Hoang V. Le

Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry (2016 - present)

Department of BioMolecular Sciences

School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi 


Education

Postdoctoral Researcher, Northwestern University (2013 - 2016)

      Advisor: Richard Silverman

Ph.D., Cornell University, 2013

      Advisor: Bruce Ganem

B.S., University of California, Berkeley, 2008

      Advisor: Kenneth Raymond


 Hoang Le Research Group  

Academic Appointments

2016–Present:  Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Department of BioMolecular Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi

2016–Present:  Research Assistant Professor, Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi

2019–2021:  Graduate Program Coordinator, Medicinal Chemistry Division, Department of BioMolecular Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi


2018–2019:  Visiting Scientist, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Honors and Awards

2021:  P2 Teaching Team of the Year Award (Team Member), UM School of Pharmacy


2020:  P1 Teaching Team of the Year Award (Team Leader), UM School of Pharmacy

2018: 
New Investigator Award, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)


​2010–2012:   NIH Chemistry/Biology Interface Training Grant


Industrial Experience

​Avila Therapeutics, Inc. (now part of Celgene Corporation), 10/2011­–11/2011


Other Experiences and Professional Memberships

2021:  Poster Reviewer, Virtual Pharmacy Education: The 2021 AACP Annual Meeting


2021–Present:  Member, UM Graduate School's Graduate Student Mental Health and Well-being Advisory Board

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2021:  Member, AACP Chemistry Section Awards Committee


2021:  Reviewer, NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP)


2018–Present:  Secretary (elected in 2018; re-elected in 2019 and 2020), American Chemical Society Local Section, University of Mississippi


​2020–Present:  Member, UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute


2020–2021:  Vice Chair, Research and Graduate Affairs Committee, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi


​2020:  Reviewer, NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP)


2019–2020:  Member, AACP New Investigator Awards Review Committee

2019–Present:  Faculty Advisor, Ole Miss Vietnamese American Student Association (VASA)

2019–2020:  Vice Chair, Research and Graduate Affairs Committee, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi


2019–Present:  Member, The Rho Chi Society (the Academic Honor Society in Pharmacy)

2019:  Reviewer, NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program (GRFP)

2018:  NIGMS Mentoring Workshop for New Faculty in Organic and Biological Chemistry

2018:  NSF Chemistry Early Career Investigator Workshop

2018–Present:  Member, Experimental Therapeutics Group, UMMC Cancer Center and Research Institute

2017–Present:  Founder and Director, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (STEMS REU) Program, University of Mississippi

2017:  Reviewer, NIH Macromolecular Structure and Function A Study Section

2017:  NIH Early Career Reviewer Program

2016–2019:  Member, Research and Graduate Affairs Committee, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi

2016–Present:  Member, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

2016–Present:  Member, Divisions of Medicinal Chemistry and Organic Chemistry, American Chemical Society

2015:  NIH Training in Neurotherapeutics Discovery and Development for Academic Scientists


2008–2009:  Member, Council of Representatives of the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, Cornell University