COLLEGE OF PHARMACY
 
 
 
FACULTY PROFILE
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Dr. Tien L. Huang
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry

Telephone Number: 504-520-7603
Room Number: College of Pharmacy - Room 330
Fax Number: 504-520-7954
Email Address: thuang@xula.edu

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Tien L. Huang joined Xavier University of Louisiana in 1992 and has been a Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the College of Pharmacy since 2003. Dr. Huang received his B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1979 from the University of Bombay, M.S. degree in Chemistry in 1985 from Wichita State University, and the Ph.D. degree in Medicinal Chemistry in 1989 from the University of the Pacific. He then completed two and a half years postdoctoral work in 1992 at the University of California in Davis. Dr. Huang currently teaches in the team-taught Medicinal Chemistry I and II sequence courses, and the Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences Laboratory. He is a member of Rho Chi, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, American Chemical Society and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

 

RESEARCH INTEREST

Dr. Huang’s research interests are in the design, synthesis and biological evaluation of novel small organic molecules as potential anti-opportunistic and anti-parasitic agents.

Recent research publications (since 2003):

21. Donkor, I, O., Huang, T. L., Tao, Rattendi, D., Lane, S., Vargas, M., Goldberg, B., Bachi, C. Trypanocidal activity of conformationally restricted pentamidine congeners. J. Med. Chem .,46: 1041-1048, 2003 .

22. Donkor, I. O., Korukonda, R., Huang, T. L., LeCour, Jr. L. Peptidyl aldehyde inhibitors of calpain incorporating P 2-proline mimetics. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett., 13: 783-784, 2003.

23. Vanden Eynde, J. J., Mayence, A., LeCour, L. Jr., Huang, T. L. Synthesis, antituberculosis activity, and DNA binding affinity of a highly diverse library of 1,4-diarylpiperazines. Med. Chem. Res., 12, 401-414, 2003.

24. Mayence, A., Vanden Eynde, J. J., Huang, T. L. Evidences for the formation of bisbenzamidine-heme complexes in cell-free systems. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett., 14: 1625-1628, 2004.

25. Mayence, A., Vanden Eynde, J. J., Krogstad, F. M., Krogstad, D. J., Cushion, M. T., Huang,T. L. Parallel solution-phase synthesis of conformationally restricted congeners of pentamidine and evaluation of their antiplasmodial activities. J. Med. Chem., 47, 2700-2705, 2004.

26. Mayence, A., Vanden Eynde, J. J., LeCour, L. Jr., Walker, L. A., Tekwani, B. L., Huang, T.L. Piperazine-linked bisbenzamidines: a novel class of antileishmanial agents. Eur. J. Med. Chem., 39, 547-553, 2004.

27. Vanden Eynde, J. J., Mayence, A., Huang, T. L., Collins, M. S., Rebholz, S., Walzer, P. D., Cushion, M. T. Novel bisbenzamidines as potential drug candidates for the treatment of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 14, 4545-4548, 2004.

28. Cushion, M. T., Walzer, P. D., Collins, M. S., Rebholz, S., Vanden Eynde, J. J., Mayence, A., Huang, T. L. Highly active anti-Pneumocystis carinii compounds in a library of novel piperazine-linked bisbenzamidines and related compounds. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 48, 4209-4216, 2004.

29. Vanden Eynde, J. J., Mayence, A., Johnson, M. T., Huang, T. L., Collins, M. S., Rebholz, S., Walzer, P. D., Cushion, M. T. Donkor, I. O. Antitumor and anti-Pneumocystis carinii activities of novel bisbenzamidines. Med. Chem. Res. 14, 143-157, 2005.

30. Cushion, M. T., Walzer, P. D., Ashbaugh, A., Rebholz, S., Brubaker, R., Vanden Eynde, J. J., Mayence, A., Huang, T. L. In vitro selection and in vivo efficacy of piperazine- and alkanediamide-linked bisbenzamidines against Pneumocystis pneumonia in mice. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 50, 2006 (in press).

31. Huang, T. L., Vanden Eynde, J. J., Mayence, A., Donkor, I. O., Khan, S. I., Tekwani, B. L. Anti-plasmodial and anti-leishmanial activity of conformationally restricted pentamidine congeners. J. Pharm. Pharmacol. 58, 2006 (in press).

 

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