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Mark T. Hamann, PhD

Charles and Carol Cooper Endowed Chair in Pharmacy

Cancer Drug Discovery 
Center of Economic Excellence

  • Dr Hamann’s expertise includes the characterization and synthesis of new and unusual natural products with activity against cancer, infectious disease and neurological disorders.  His group also uses high field NMR with computational tools to characterize the two and three dimensional structure of natural products and their interaction with cellular targets
  • Dr. Hamann is a Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Endowed Chair of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences

  • Postdoctoral studies with Professor Bill Baker (Currently at the University of South Florida) in Antarctica

  • PhD, University of Hawaii under the guidance of the late Paul Scheuer.  

Dr. Hamann is actively involved in the isolation, structure determination and synthetic optimization of marine and terrestrial natural products and toxins with a focus on plant and invertebrate microbiomes.  His laboratory is currently working on the preclinical development of a small pipeline of natural products with activity against cancer, infectious diseases and neuropsychiatric disorders.  

Dr. Hamann has published over 190 scientific papers, reviews, book chapters and currently serves as an Associate Editor for Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, General Subjects.  

Dr. Hamann joined MUSC in 2015 from the University of Mississippi.  He is a Professor in the Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences at MUSC and serves as an adjunct principal investigator at the Bigelow Marine Laboratory and Adjunct Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences at the University of Maryland. 

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