Team

“The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.”

“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.

--Vince Lombardi

Adam S. Duerfeldt, Ph.D.

Adam DuerfeldtAppointments

  • Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry (2014-present)
  • Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Bioscience, Center for Applied Research & Development (2016-present)

Background

  • B.A. in Chemistry, Central College (Pella, IA), 2006
  • Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry, The University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS), 2011
  • American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, CA), 2011–2014

Awards

  • 2017 University of Oklahoma CBR Outstanding Professor of the Year
  • 2016 ACS Jack L. Beal Award
  • 2016 University of Oklahoma CAS Junior Faculty Fellowship Award
  • 2015 University of Oklahoma Inaugural Faculty Leadership Academy Fellow
  • 2015 American Cancer Society Special Friend: Researcher Award
  • 2015 University of Oklahoma VPR Junior Faculty Fellowship Award
  • 2013 Elsevier Top 10 Reviewer for Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
  • 2011 The University of Kansas Irsay-Dahle Award
  • 2009 The University of Kansas Cancer Symposium Excellence in Research Award

Adam's CV

Our Team

Nathan P. Lavey

Graduate Research Assistant

B.S. in Biochemistry, 2011, The University of New Hampshire
Nathan [dot] p [dot] lavey-1 [at] ou [dot] edu

Xiaozheng Dou

Graduate Research Assistant

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, 2011, Qingdao University
M.S. in Chemistry, 2015, Missouri State University
Xiaozheng [dot] dou-1 [at] ou [dot] edu

Quentin Avila

Graduate Research Assistant

Visiting Research Assistant, France
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Clermont–Ferrrand (ENSCCF)
quentin [dot] ibere [at] gmail [dot] com

Jessica J. Hayes

Graduate Research Assistant

B.S. in Chemistry, 2015, Rocky Mountain College
jessica [dot] hayes [at] ou [dot] edu

Yangxiong Li

Postdoctoral Research Associate

B.S. in Pharmaceutical Engineering, 2009, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University
M.S. in Medicinal Chemistry, 2012, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University
Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, 2015, Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences
lyxiong [at] iccas [dot] ac [dot] cn

Dinesh Nath

Postdoctoral Research Associate

B.S. in Chemistry, 2000, Chaudhary Charan Singh University
M.S. in Chemistry, 2003, Chaudhary Charan Singh University
Ph.D. in Chemistry, 2013, Duquesne University
dinesh [dot] nath-1 [at] ou [dot] edu

Jessica Knobbe

Undergraduate Researcher (FYRE)

Norman, OK

Dat Truong

Undergraduate Researcher (FYRE)

Oklahoma City, OK