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Nikko R. Peck, Ph. D.

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Department of Chemistry
University of Oklahoma
24 N. Margarie Street
Riddler, OK 88888
(555) 555-5551

9305 Washington Lane
Sandy, OK 88888
(555) 555-5555
(555) 555-5552 (mobile)


Challenging research position in medicinal chemistry in a pharmaceutical or biotech company


  • Medicinal chemist with strong synthetic organic chemistry background
  • Total synthesis using modern techniques in multi-step organic synthesis
  • Production of multi-gram to milligram amounts of target
  • Characterization of intermediates using a full scope of instrumentation
  • Experience with protein isolation, enzyme kinetics, assay design, and pharmacological evaluations


Post-doctoral fellow, University of Oklahoma, Riddler, OK

  • Mentor: Ebenezer Quinn
  • Research Focus: Synthesis and evaluation of mechanistic based enzyme inhibitors for 2-C-methylerythritol 4-phosphate synthase and isopentenyl diphosphate isomerase (type II)

200XX - present

Ph.D., Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

  • Advisor: Tony Osterwise
  • Thesis: 1. Synthesis of (R)-glycine-d-15N.  2.  Synthesis of carbon-linked analogs of retinoid glycoside conjugates


B.S., Chemistry, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

  • Advisor: Arthur Connor
  • Senior project: Colorimetric-based field analysis of benzene in water or soil


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Post-doctoral research, University of Oklahoma, Riddler, OK

  • Designed, synthesized, and evaluated substrate analogs as mechanistic probes for isopentenyl diphosphate isomerase (type II)
  • Synthesized and evaluated inhibitors for 2-C-methylerythritol 4-phosphate synthase using structure-based design

20XX - present

Graduate research, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

  • Designed novel synthetic routes and performed large-scale syntheses of retinoid-C-glycosides as investigational drugs for the treatment of solid tumors
  • Synthesized stereospecifically labeled (stable isotopes) compounds for use in protein NMR and mechanistic enzymology

20XX - 20XX

Associate Scientist, Lockheed Environmental Systems and Technologies Company, Las Vegas, NV

  • Applied US EPA, DOD, DOE, ASTM, and other standards and methods to quantify pesticides and PCBs using gas chromatography

20XX - 20XX

Undergraduate research, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

  • Developed a semi-qualitative colorimetric method for the field analysis of benzene in water or soil extracts using Fenton's reagent and 4-aminoantipyrine


Honors and Certifications

  • University of Oklahoma Radiological Health Certification
  • Graduate Student Award for Work in Natural Products Chemistry, OSU



  • Co-chair of 34th Graduate Student Symposium in Medicinal Chemistry, OSU
  • Member of American Chemical Society, Medicinal Chemistry Division



20XX - present


Synthesis of structurally diverse molecules: carbohydrates, polyenes, mono- and diphosphates, amino acids, isotopically labeled compounds, and asymmetric synthesis; HPLC, circular dichroism, and multinuclear, multidimensional NMR; MOE molecular modeling software