Colloquium Discusses Development of a New Diabetes Treatment
September 23, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University Professor Ram Mohan will host a science
colloquium on Friday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. in room C101 of the Center for Natural Science
Learning and Research (201 E. Beecher St. Bloomington).
The presentation is free and open to the public.
The colloquium, titled “Identification and Development of a Novel Diabetes Treatment”
will feature guest speaker Dr. Steven Tymonko a 2001 IWU alumnus who works for the
global pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb.
The presentation will highlight the chemical development of a drug currently being
tested for use as a diabetes treatment. Specifically, Tymonko will focus on the synthesis
of the compound found in the drug and the difficulties in preparing it on a large
Tymonko received his doctorate in synthetic organic chemistry from the University
of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign in 2007 and is currently working in the process development
group of Bristol-Myers Squibb on the synthesis of potential drug candidates.
For additional information, contact Professor Ram Mohan at (309) 556-3829.
Contact: Heather Lindquist, ’09, (309) 556-3181