Tanaji Talele received his B.S. degree in pharmacy from the University of Pune, Pune, India, in 1992. He then went on to receive his M.S. (1994) and Ph.D. (1998) degrees from the University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India, both in medicinal chemistry. In 2005, Professor Talele joined the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at St. John’s University, Queens, USA, as an Assistant Professor of medicinal chemistry and was promoted to his current position of Associate Professor in 2009. Professor Talele received six consecutive faculty recognition awards (2007–2012) for his accomplishments in teaching and research. Professor Talele is a Reviewer of two grant agencies: Campbell Foundation FL and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of the Government of Australia. Professor Talele is also a reviewer of 27 journals spanning research areas such as synthetic medicinal chemistry, molecular modeling, and biochemical sciences. He has authored or coauthored over 50 peer-reviewed original research papers, presented 32 abstracts, and delivered 18 invited lectures. Professor Talele has also served as a Chair for national and international conferences such as ACS-Mid Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM) and Open Source-International Conference on Computer-Aided Drug Discovery (OS-CADD), as a Guest Editor of the 2008 issue of Current Bioactive Compounds, and as an editorial board Member of Journal of Chemistry. His current research interests include design, synthesis, and development of small molecule inhibitors of poly(ADP-ribose)polymerase, HCV NS5B polymerase, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, and P-glycoprotein modulators.
Biography Updated on 17 December 2012