Giuseppe Gumina

Giuseppe Gumina, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

email Dr. Gumina


Office: 209

Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Sciences (Medicinal Chemistry), University of Catania, Italy, 1998

M.S. Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutics, University of Catania, Italy, 1994

Visiting Lecturer, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, 2012-2013

Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, South University School of Pharmacy, 2007-2011

Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, Medical University of South Carolina/South Carolina College of Pharmacy, 2003-2007

Postdoctoral Associate, The University of Georgia, 1998-2003


Teaches in:

  • PHRM 6103 Principles of Pharmacology/Medicinal Chemistry
  • MTM sequence

Research interests:  Nucleoside analogs as anticancer, antimicrobial, antiviral and cardioprotective agents.

Recent Publications

  • Franz, S. E.; Watkins, R. R.; Wright, L. A.; Weaver, B. A.; Hartage, R. C.; Giviriga, I.; Gumina, G.; Feske, B. D.  Synthetic strategy toward g-keto nitriles and their biocatalytic conversion to asymmetric g-lactones.  Synthesis 2013, 45, 2171-2178.
  • Casu, F.; Johnston, R. K.; Gumina, G.  Synthesis of 2’-substituted inosine analogs via unusual masking of the 6-hydroxyl group.  Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids 2012, 31, 224-235.
  • Barbosa, J. D. F.; Silva, V. B.; Machado, S. M. F.; Alves, P. B.; Gumina, G.; Santos, R. L. C.; Sousa, D. P.; Cavalcanti, S. C. H.  Structure-activity relationships of eugenol derivatives against Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) larvae.  Pest. Manag. Sci.  2012, 68, 1478-1483.

Fun Fact:
I am an avid runner and enjoy participating in local road races.  I also enjoy weight training, hiking, canoeing, and any physical activity that involves long hours and sore muscles at the end of the day!

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