ACS Launches New Journal On Infectious Diseases

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UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry alumnus Courtney C. Aldrich (Ph.D., 2001 – Merlic Lab) has been named as the inaugural editor-in-chief for the American Chemical Society’s new journal, ACS Infectious Diseases.

C&EN (By Sophie L. Rovner): The American Chemical Society plans to begin publishing a new journal, ACS Infectious Diseases, with the first full issue scheduled for release in January 2015. Courtney C. Aldrich, an associate professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, will serve as the journal’s inaugural editor-in-chief.

Aldrich holds a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles. His research involves the design and synthesis of antibacterial agents with new mechanisms of action, as well as small-molecule probes to chemically validate new biochemical targets. Aldrich served as associate director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Drug Design from 2007 to 2013.

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