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Charles (Chuck) Putnam Woodbury, Jr.

Associate Professor Emeritus, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy

Contact Information

833 S. Wood Street (781)
Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (312) 996-6793


  • Postdoctoral, Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 1979
  • PhD, Physical Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1975
  • BS, Cum laude, Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1971

Research Interests

Polyelectrolytes, Macromolecular binding

Teaching Interests

Biochemistry, Immunology, Medicinal Chemistry

Professional Organizations

  • American Chemical Society
  • Biophysical Society
  • Sigma Xi

Awards and Honors

  • 2002, Election to Rho Chi, Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society
  • 1993, Visiting Professor, Pfizer Central Research, PMA Coordinated Program for Pharmacy Faculty
  • 1977, Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Institutes of Health, Public Health Service

Intellectual Contributions


  • Woodbury CP. "Biochemistry for the Pharmaceutical Sciences". Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett; 2012.
  • Woodbury CP. "Introduction to Macromolecular Binding equilibria". Boca Raton, FL: CRC press; 2008.

Journal Article

  • Woodbury, Jr CP, Venton DL. "Methods of screening combinatorial libraries using immobilized or restrained receptors.". Journal of chromatography. B, Biomedical sciences and applications. 1999;725(1):113-37.
  • Woodbury CP, Venton DL. "Pulsed ultrafiltration: A new method for screening and measuring ligand binding". American Laboratory. 1998;30(24):16-19.
  • Chen CJ, Chen S, Woodbury, Jr CP, Venton DL. "Pulsed ultrafiltration characterization of binding.". Analytical biochemistry. 1998;261(2):164-82.
  • Zhao YZ, van Breemen RB, Nikolic DS, Huang CR, Woodbury CP, Schilling A. "Screening solution-phase combinatorial libraries using pulsed ultrafiltration/electrospray mass spectrometry.". Journal of medicinal chemistry. 1997;40(25):4006-12. doi:10.1021/jm960729b.
  • van Breemen RB, Huang CR, Nikolic DS, Woodbury CP, Zhao YZ. "Pulsed ultrafiltration mass spectrometry: a new method for screening combinatorial libraries.". Analytical chemistry. 1997;69(11):2159-64.
  • Woodbury, Jr CP, Fitzloff JF, Vincent SS. "Sample multiplexing for greater throughput in HPLC and related methods.". Analytical chemistry. 1995;67(5):885-90.
  • Ramanathan GV, Woodbury CP. "The cell model for polyelectrolytes with added salt". Journal of Chemical Physics. 1985;82(3):1482-1491.
  • Woodbury, Jr CP, von Hippel PH. "On the determination of deoxyribonucleic acid-protein interaction parameters using the nitrocellulose filter-binding assay.". Biochemistry. 1983;22(20):4730-7.
  • Woodbury CP, Ramanathan GV. "End Effects in Polyelectrolytes by the Mayer Cluster Integral Approach". Macromolecules. 1982;15:82-86.
  • Woodbury, Jr CP. "Free-sliding ligands: an alternative model of DNA-protein interactions.". Biopolymers. 1981;20(10):2225-41. doi:10.1002/bip.1981.360201015.
  • Woodbury, Jr CP, von Hippel PH. "Relaxed sequence specificities of Eco RI endonuclease and methylase: mechanisms, possible practical applications, and uses in defining protein-nucleic acid recognition mechanisms.". Gene amplification and analysis. 1981;1:181-207.
  • Woodbury, Jr CP, Downey RL, von Hippel PH. "DNA site recognition and overmethylation by the Eco RI methylase.". The Journal of biological chemistry. 1980;255(23):11526-33.
  • Woodbury, Jr CP, Hagenb├╝chle O, von Hippel PH. "DNA site recognition and reduced specificity of the Eco RI endonuclease.". The Journal of biological chemistry. 1980;255(23):11534-48.
  • Record, Jr MT, Woodbury CP, Lohman TM. "Na+ effects on transition of DNA and polynucleotides of variable linear charge density.". Biopolymers. 1976;15(5):893-915. doi:10.1002/bip.1976.360150507.
  • Woodbury CP, Thomas RM. "A Range of G+C-Independent Denaturation Solvents for DNA". Biopolymers. 1975;14:2417-2420.
  • Record, Jr MT, Woodbury CP, Inman RB. "Characterization of rodlike RNA fragments.". Biopolymers. 1975;14(2):393-408. doi:10.1002/bip.1975.360140212.