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Jinming Li, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Tianjin University, 2010
B.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences
Tianjin University, 2013
M.S. Medicinal Chemistry
Oregon State University, 2019
Ph.D. Organic Chemistry

Phone: (615) 322-7415
Fax: (615) 778-1414
Location: Cool Springs Innovation Park

Mailing Address:
Vanderbilt University/WCNDD
Cool Springs Innovation Park
393 Nichol Mill Lane, Room 1001
Franklin, TN 37067

Biosketch and Research Interests

Jinming earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Oregon State University in 2019 under the direction of Professor Rich G. Carter. His research focused on the total synthesis of mandelalide A, madeirolide A and their related macrolide analogs.

Jinming joined the Lindsley lab as a postdoctoral research fellow in August 2019. He is currently working on the synthesis of negative allosteric modulators (NAMs) for the muscarinic acetylcholine receptor M5.

Jinming’s research interests include medicinal chemistry, organic synthesis and drug discovery.

Selected Publications

Watanabe, K.; Li, J.; Veerasamy, N.; Ghosh, A.; Carter, R.G. ‘Stereoselective, Ag-Catalyzed Cyclizations To Access Polysubstituted Pyran Ring Systems: Synthesis of C1-C12 Subunit of Madeirolide A’ Organic Letters (2016); 18(8): 1744-1747. {DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b00414; PMID: 27031993}

Veerasamy, N.; Ghosh, A.; Li, J.; Watanabe, K.; Serrill, J.D.; Ishmael, J.E.; McPhail, K.L.; Carter, R.G. ‘Enantioselective Total Synthesis of Mandelalide A and Isomandelalide A: Discovery of a Cytotoxic Ring-Expanded Isomer’ Journal of the American Chemical Society (2016); 138(3): 770-773. {DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b12318; PMID: 26759923}

Li, J.; Chen, H.; Zhang-Negrerie, D.; Du, Y.; Zhao, K. ‘Synthesis of coumarins via PIDA/I2-mediated oxidative cyclization of substituted phenylacrylic acids’ RCS Advances (2013); 13: 4311-4320. {DOI: 10.1039/C3RA23188G}