MSc (Honors), Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
PhD, University of Southampton, England, UK
Postdoctoral Training, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, USA
Jozef Stec, PhD, is appointed as the Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Marshall B. Ketchum University's College of Pharmacy. He obtained degrees and training in Molecular and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (MSc with Honors, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland); Synthetic Organic and Organometallic Chemistry (PhD, University of Southampton, England, UK); and Medicinal Chemistry (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA).
Dr. Stec’s research interests are in the field of widely understood synthetic organic and modern medicinal chemistry. In the center of his research endeavors are: new reaction discovery and optimization, synthesis of natural products, discovery and development of antibacterial/antitubercular and antiprotozoal agents, as well as synthesis of chemical probes for orphan nuclear receptors. His research productivity is reflected in manuscripts published in internationally acclaimed journals as well as numerous conference presentations.
Throughout his academic career, Dr. Stec has been teaching for several years the principles of medicinal chemistry and biochemistry as well as mentoring in research and advising students at undergraduate and graduate/professional level. His passion for teaching was recognized by multiple awards and recognitions such as Teacher of the Year Awards and Excellence in Teaching Award.
Dr. Stec is involved in numerous College- and University-wide service activities and has held various committees’ leadership positions. At national and international level, Dr. Stec is a reviewer of journal manuscripts, grant proposals, conference abstracts, organizer of scientific symposia and outreach activities, and an active member of various professional associations including The American Chemical Society (ACS), The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), and The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).