Faculty Member – Cesar M. Compadre

Cesar M. Compadre, Ph.D. 

Professor

Office: Biomed I, Room 246
Phone: 501-686-6493
FAX: 501-686-6057
E-mail: CMCompadre@uams.edu

Dr. Compadre has extensive research experience, on the study of bioactive compounds from natural origin, and on the use of molecular modeling in drug design and structure-activity studies, with over 70 publications, 9 US patents related to the development of bioactive compounds, and one FDA approved antimicrobial technology.  Dr. Compadre has BSPharm degree, and obtained his Ph.D degree in medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy.  He conducted postdoctoral research on structure-activity relationships studies using molecular modeling at the University of Illinois and at Pomona College working with Professor Corwin Hansch. Additionally, he had a sabbatical experience at NASA Ames Research Center in computer modeling.   At the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences he established and directs the molecular modeling core facility. He has extensive research collaborations with many scientists locally, nationally and internationally.

Dr. Compadre, coordinates and teaches the COP P3 class “Pharmacognosy and Complementary and Alternative Medicine” and  has directed or co-directed over 20 graduate students.

Professional Experience

1994 – present     Director, Biomedical Visualization Center University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

2008 – present     Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

1993 – 2008     Associate Professor Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

1998 – 1999     Visiting Scholar, Bioinformatics Center, NASA, Ames Research Center, California

1988 – 1993     Assistant Professor, Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

1986 – 1988     Research Associate (Corwin Hansch), Chemistry Department, Pomona College

1985 – 1986     Research Associate (John Pezzuto) Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine and Program for Collaborative Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago