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Dr. Louis Williams

louis williams

Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry

549 Science and Research Building 2

Office: 713-743-1275

Fax: 713-743-1229


  • B.S. University of Pittsburgh

  • M.S. University of Pittsburgh

  • Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh


  • Houston Alumni Organization: Outstanding Faculty Excellence Award, 1999

  • The "Mr. Holland's Opus" Award, presented by the December Class of 1996, in recognition for the highest commitment to educate and provide directions to students.

  • Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy, "Outstanding Faculty Leadership Award."

  • Outstanding Faculty Leadership Award, Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy, 1994-95

  • Teaching Excellence Award, Rho Chi Pharmaceutical Honor Society, 1991, 94’, 95’-97’ & 2001

  • Faculty of the Year, Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy, 1990-91

  • Fulbright Senior Research and Teaching Scholar, Continued Multidisciplinary Investigations on the Medicinal Properties of Natural Products, 1985

  • Fulbright Senior Research and Teaching Scholar, Multidisciplinary Investigations on the Medicinal Properties of Natural Products, 1983

  • Teaching Excellence Award, University of Houston, 1978

  • Outstanding Young Man of America, 1975

  • Professional Pre-doctoral Fellow, 1973-74

  • Bristol Award, University of Pittsburgh, 1967

Research Interests

  • Synthesis, isolation, and structure determination of biologically interesting substances from natural and synthetic sources, e.g. potential anti-microbial and/or anticancer drugs

    Developing innovative teaching methodology for better integration of Medicinal Chemistry into the basic and clinical pharmaceutical sciences.


  • PHAR 4350, 4351 Skills Lab I & II

  • PHAR 5702, 5703 Pharmacodynamics I & II

  • PHAR 5352, 5353 Skills Lab III, Pharmacodynamics

  • PHAR 5307 Herbal Medicine (Elective)


  1. American Chemical Society, Medicinal Chemistry Division

  2. American Pharmaceutical Association

  3. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

  4. American Society of Mass Spectroscopy

  5. Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

  6. Rho Chi Pharmaceutical Honor Society

  7. Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions

  8. The American Society of Pharmacognosy

  9. The Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society

  10. The Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy National Leadership Honor Society