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Karl Scheidt

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Professor of Chemistry and of Pharmacology
Executive Director, NewCures Accelerator
Director, Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery


Areas of Focus

  • Catalysis
  • Chemical synthesis
  • Therapeutic science
  • Drug development


  • Develops tools and approaches to leverage the biomedical potential of natural products to investigate clinically relevant processes
  • Discovers new catalytic reactions and their application in medicine and energy
  • Studies key molecular processes involved in cancer and central nervous system disorders
  • Develops novel agents for the treatment and prevention of advanced cancer