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College of Pharmacy

Faculty and Staff

Michael D. Wyatt, Ph.D.

Title: Chair, Department of Drug Discovery & Biomedical Sciences
Department: Drug Discovery & Biomedical Sciences (DDBS)
College of Pharmacy
Phone: 803-777-0856
Office: College of Pharmacy
715 Sumter Street - CLS 609
Columbia, SC 29208
Michael Wyatt portrait


Ph.D.  Molecular Pharmacology, University College London, 1996
M.S.  Chemistry, Furman University, 1992
B.S.  Chemistry, Furman University, 1991

Postdoctoral Associateship
Genetic Toxicology, Harvard School of Public Health, 1999

Post Graduate Fellowship
University College London, 1992-1996

Chemistry Fellowship
Furman University, 1991-1992

Research Interests

  • DNA repair
  • cancer chemotherapy
  • molecular pharmacology

Awards & Honors

  • 1st Prize, Postgraduate Student Poster Exhibition, University College London, 1993
  • Upjohn Travel Award for Meritorious Abstracts, 86th Annual American Association for Cancer Research Meeting, 1995
  • Outstanding Poster, 86th Annual American Association for Cancer Research Meeting, 1995
  • National Institutes of Health Institutional Training Grant fellowship March 1996-February 1997
  • NIH/NCI NRSA Individual Fellowship Award, March 1997-March 1999
  • F32 CA73135, “Role of human 3-MeA DNA glycosylase in alkylation repair”  
  • NIH/NIEHS, “Transition to Independent Positions” Award.  K22 ES00333:  “Substrate Recognition Mechanism of DNA Repair Enzymes” September 1999-August 2002
  • UofSC College of Pharmacy Researcher of the year, 2001
  • South Carolina College of Pharmacy “Extra Mile” Award, 2015
  • Member, Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society


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