Faculty: Biography

Timothy Long, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
Address: R.C. Wilson Building
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Office: Room 371
Phone: (706) 542-8597
Email: tlong@rx.uga.edu
Biosketch
B.S. BiologyUniv. of South FloridaTampa1999
Ph.D. ChemistryUniv. of South FloridaTampa2003
Post-doctoral Experience
Research Associate, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 2004-2006
Honors and Awards
Research Interests
Research interests are in the development of new drugs to treat infections. Presently, the lab is studying antiparasitic agents for the treatment of tropical and neglected diseases including malaria and trypanosomiasis. The compounds under investigation are based on mitochondrion-acting drugs such as atovaquone. Through collaborations with other research groups, we are working to develop a new molecular design of antagonists that have been discovered to be efficacious growth inhibitors of Plasmodium and Trypanosoma spp.
Representative Publications
Mock, J. N; Taliaferro, J. P.; Lu, X.; Patel, S. K.; Cummings, B. S.; Long, T. E. "Haloenol Pyranones and Morpholinones as Antineoplastic Agents of Prostate Cancer," Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. (2012), 22, 4854-4858.

Long, T. E.; Lu, X.; Galizzi, M.; Docampo, R.; Gut, J.; Rosenthal, P. J. "Phosphonium Lipocations as Antiparasitic Agents," Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. (2012), 22, 2976-2979.

Lu, X; Long T. E "Asymmetric Synthesis of Monocyclic β-Lactams from L-Cysteine Using Photochemistry," Tetrahedron Lett. (2011), 52, 5051-5054.

Lu, X; Long, T.E. “o-Nitrophenyl Sulfoxides: Efficient Precursors for the Mild Preparation of Alkenes,” Journal of Organic Chemistry (2010), 75(1), 249-252.

Patel, S. K.; Long, T. E. “Preparation of vinylglycines by thermolysis of homocysteine sulfoxides,” Tetrahedron Letters (2009), 50(36), 5067-5070.
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