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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Faculty Profile

JOHN M RIMOLDI

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BIOMOLECULAR SCIENCES
PROFESSOR OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY & ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY IN BIOMOLECULAR SCIENCES, RESEARCH PROFESSOR IN THE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES AND DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH & GRADUATE AFFAIRS IN BIOMOLECULAR SCIENCES
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343 FASER
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-5119
Joined UM: 07/15/1995

Areas of Expertise

  • ANALYTICAL METHOD DEVELOPMENT
  • ANTICANCER AGENTS
  • COMBINATORIAL CHEMISTRY
  • ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY
  • ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
  • MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY
  • MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY, DRUG DESIGN
  • MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY, NATURAL PRODUCTS AS MODELS FOR DRUG DESIGN
  • NEUROTOXINS
  • SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Brief Bio

Dr. John M. Rimoldi, Ph.D., is Professor of Medicinal Chemistry & Environmental Toxicology, and Research Professor of The Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy at The University of Mississippi. He currenlty serves as Director of Research and Graduate Affairs in the Department of BioMolecular Sciences, and Director of the Chemistry and DM/PK Core Laboratory associated with the NIH-COBRE program grant. He is Vice-President and Co-Founder of Paradox Pharmaceuticals Inc., an early-stage company dedicated to the development and commercialization of new drugs for treating cancer and heart disease in humans and animals. Dr. Rimoldi received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh (1989), and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Virginia Tech (1993). He spent 2 years as a Postdoctoral fellow at the Peters Center for the Study of Parkinson?s Disease and Disorders of the CNS prior to starting his academic appointment at the University of Mississippi. He is serving his third 3-year term as one of four Distinguished Teaching Scholars in the School of Pharmacy and has been awarded Teacher of the Year three times by the PY1 Pharmacy Class. He has also the recipient of the University of Mississippi Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award (2015) and the University of Mississippi Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award (2017). He teaches courses in Pharmacogentics and Pharmacoimmunology, Oncology, Bioorganic Chemistry, and 1D/2D NMR analysis. He is a long-standing member of The American Chemical Society and The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Dr. Rimoldi has published nearly 70 research and teaching publications in the areas of synthetic, medicinal, and environmental chemistry. His research activities include programs in drug discovery and development, natural products chemistry, and drug metabolism. He served as the Chair of the Local Section of the ACS, Chair of the Chemistry Section of AACP, and is currently president of MALTO, Inc.

Degrees

BS
CHEMISTRY
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH/PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA (1989)
PHD
CHEMISTRY
VIRGINA POLYTECHNIC AND STATE UNIVERSITY/BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA (1993)

Committee Memberships

University Standing Committee
University Standing Committee
Honors - Honors College Admissions Comm.
Task Force
Resrch & Grad Affairs - Sch of Pharmacy
Other Kind of Committee
SOP-Professional Conduct Council
Ad Hoc Committee
Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honor College
UG Application Selection Committee

Awards

Faculty Achievement Award
2002
School of Pharmacy Faculty Service Award
2002
School of Pharmacy, Galen Order Distinguished Teaching Scholar
2008
School of Pharmacy, Galen Order Distinguished Teaching Scholar
2009
School of Pharmacy, Galen Order Distinguished Teaching Scholar
2010
School of Pharmacy, Galen Order Distinguished Teaching Scholar
2011
School of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences Teacher of the Year
2011
Pharmaceutical Sciences PY1 Teacher of the Year
2011
School of Pharmacy, Galen Order Distinguished Teaching Scholar
2012
School of Pharmacy, Galen Order Distinguished Teaching Scholar
2013
Pharmaceutical Sciences PY1 Teacher of the Year
2015
Pharmaceutical Sciences PY1 Teacher of the Year
2016
Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award
2017