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Paul R. Carlier


Director, UICentre, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Professor, Chemistry

Contact

Office Phone:

(312) 355-5282 (work)

About Heading link

Overview:
I am Director of UICentre, UIC’s campus-wide drug discovery enterprise. I am jointly appointed as Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences (primary) and Chemistry (secondary).

Research Interests:
Drug discovery for infectious disease, in particular malaria.

Teaching and Supervision Heading link

PSCI Ph.D. Thesis Research (PSCI 599), 8/22/2022 – 12/2/2022

Selected Grants

Optimization of antimalarials targeting multiple life stages of the parasite, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases., 8/4/2021 - 7/31/2026, Obligated Amount: $1483406; No Anticipated Amount Set

Interrogating plasmodial endocytosis with mefloquine-based affinity probes, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases., 2/1/2020 - 1/31/2023, Obligated Amount: $428271; No Anticipated Amount Set

Prevention of Zika transmission with novel Aedes personal protective measures, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases., 9/10/2017 - 8/31/2021, Obligated Amount: $467868; No Anticipated Amount Set

Structure- and ligand-based design of new IspD-targeting antimalarials, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases., 12/16/2016 - 11/30/2019, Obligated Amount: $431126; No Anticipated Amount Set

Development of vector-specific, resistance-breaking insecticides to reduce malari, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases., 4/1/2009 - 9/30/2015, Obligated Amount: $3413610; No Anticipated Amount Set

Configurationally stable carbanionic reagents for enantioselective synthesis, Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences., 2/15/2008 - 1/31/2012, Obligated Amount: $365000; No Anticipated Amount Set

Lithiated Nitriles: Solution Structures and Reaction Stereochemistry, Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences., 8/1/2002 - 7/31/2005, Obligated Amount: $240000; No Anticipated Amount Set

Selected Publications

Mathew, J, Ding, S, Kunz, KA, Stacy, EE, Butler, JH, Haney, RS, Merino, EF, Butschek, GJ, Rizopoulos, Z, Totrov, M, Cassera, MB, Carlier, PR. (2022). Malaria Box-Inspired Discovery of N-Aminoalkyl-β-carboline-3-carboxamides, a Novel Orally Active Class of Antimalarials. ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 13, (3), 365-370. doi:10.1021/acsmedchemlett.1c00663.

Almolhim, H, Ding, S, Butler, JH, Bremers, EK, Butschek, GJ, Slebodnick, C, Merino, EF, Rizopoulos, Z, Totrov, M, Cassera, MB, Carlier, PR. (2022). Enantiopure Benzofuran-2-carboxamides of 1-Aryltetrahydro-β-carbolines Are Potent Antimalarials In Vitro. ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 13, (3), 371-376. doi:10.1021/acsmedchemlett.1c00697.

Jack, CJ, Kleckner, K, Demares, F, Rault, LC, Anderson, TD, Carlier, PR, Bloomquist, JR, Ellis, JD. (2022). Testing new compounds for efficacy against Varroa destructor and safety to honey bees (Apis mellifera). Pest Management Science, 78, (1), 159-165. doi:10.1002/ps.6617.

Mak, S, Li, W, Fu, H, Luo, J, Cui, W, Hu, S, Pang, Y, Carlier, PR, Tsim, KW, Pi, R, Han, Y. (2021). Promising tacrine/huperzine A-based dimeric acetylcholinesterase inhibitors for neurodegenerative disorders: From relieving symptoms to modifying diseases through multitarget. Journal of Neurochemistry, 158, (6), 1381-1393. doi:10.1111/jnc.15379.

Xuan, Z, Gu, X, Yan, S, Xie, Y, Zhou, Y, Zhang, H, Jin, H, Hu, S, Mak, MSH, Zhou, D, Keung Tsim, KW, Carlier, PR, Han, Y, Cui, W. (2021). Dimeric Tacrine(10)-hupyridone as a Multitarget-Directed Ligand to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease. ACS Chemical Neuroscience, 12, (13), 2462-2477. doi:10.1021/acschemneuro.1c00182.

Ding, S, Ghavami, M, Butler, JH, Merino, EF, Slebodnick, C, Cassera, MB, Carlier, PR. (2020). Probing the B- & C-rings of the antimalarial tetrahydro-β-carboline MMV008138 for steric and conformational constraints. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 30, (22). doi:10.1016/j.bmcl.2020.127520.

Ding, S, Fike, KR, Klemba, M, Carlier, PR. (2020). In vitro and in vivo evaluation of the antimalarial MMV665831 and structural analogs. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 30, (17). doi:10.1016/j.bmcl.2020.127348.

Mutunga, JM, Ma, M, Chen, QH, Hartsel, JA, Wong, DM, Ding, S, Totrov, M, Carlier, PR, Bloomquist, JR. (2019). Mosquito acetylcholinesterase as a target for novel phenyl-substituted carbamates. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, (9). doi:10.3390/ijerph16091500.

Deora, N, Carlier, PR. (2019). A computational study of regioselectivity in aluminum hydride ring-opening of: Cis- A nd trans-4-t-butyl and 3-methylcyclohexene oxides. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 17, (37), 8628-8635. doi:10.1039/c9ob01675a.