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Dr. David Kinder

Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences
525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810
Professional Experience: 

Postdoctoral: Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Dept. of Oncology (1984-1986)

Research Associate, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Dept. of Oncology (1986-1988)

Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman WA.(1988 – 1993)

Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Ohio Northern University.(1993 – 1999)

Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Ohio Northern University (1999 – present)

Director of Chemistry and Pharmacology, Z-92 Inc. (1998-2005)

  • B.S.: Purdue University
  • M.S.: Indiana University
  • Ph.D.: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Teaching Interests: 

Chemistry of Medicinal Herbs

Anticancer drug development

Major Curricular Areas:

Medicinal Chemistry of Anticancer Drugs

Electives Offered:

Medicinal Herbs - Bio 2751


National Outstanding Chapter Advisor for Phi Delta Chi (alpha upsilon) 2010

Research Interests: 

My research interests include identifying anticancer compounds in medicinal plants that have been used by ethnic groups of the American Southwest. Our current work focuses on a borage family plant used by the Hopi Indians, as well as the wild potato S. jamesii that is both a food plant and a medicinal plant. The potato is included in essentially all of the SW Indian tribes’ ethnobotany, and its distribution in agricultural areas used by the ancestral Puebloans suggests use and potential cultivation by those people.

Additional research with COX-2 inhibitors and Glutamate racemase inhibitors is in collaboration with colleagues Tarek Mahfouz, Amy Stockert, Amy Aulthouse, Vicki Motz, Ryan Schneider (U. of Findlay) and a cast of several more. 

Selected Publications: 

Rhoades, D. J., Mahfouz, T. M., Kinder, D. H. (2014). A Comprehensive Ligand Based Mapping of the sigma2 Receptor Binding Pocket. To appear in Medicinal Chemistry, 10(1), 23.

Bright, D. R., Kroustos, K. M., Kinder, D. H. (2013). Audience response systems during case-based discussions. 5, 410-6.

Motz, V. A., Bowers, C. P., Young, L. M., Kinder, D. H. (2012). The Effectiveness of Jewelweed, Impatiens capensis, the Related Cultivar I. balsamina and the Component, Lawsone in Preventing Post Poison Ivy Exposure Contact Dermatitis. (vol. 143, pp. 314-318). Journal of Ethnopharmacology.

Mahfouz, T. M., Kinder, D. H. (2011). Computational strategies for the development of novel small molecule rheumatoid arthritis therapies. Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry/Bentham Science publishers, 10(2), 85-91.

Kinder, D. H., Knecht, K. T. (2011). Impact of non-passing grades and academic retention on subsequent academic performance in a cohort of pharmacy students. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching. Journal of Pharmacy Teaching, 3(2), 92-100.

Motz, V. A., Young, L. M., Yanikov, R. A., Kinder, D. H. (2010). The Effect of Growing Conditions on the Antibacterial Activity of Extracts of Thymus vulgaris. Australian Journal of Medicinal Herbalism, 22(4), 140-145.

Chapters in Books

Kinder, D. H., Knecht, K. T. (2011). upine (Lupinus caudatus L., Lupinus albus L.) Seeds: history of use, use as an antihyperglycemic medicinal, and use as a food. In V. R. Preedy, R. R. Watson, V. B. Patel (Editors) (Ed.), Nuts and Seeds in Health and Disease (ed., pp. 711-716). London: London, Burlington, San Diego: Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier.

Kinder, D. H., Knecht, K. T. (2011). History of use, and use as an Anti-hyperglycemic medicinal, and use as a food plant. In Victor Preedy (Ed.), Nuts and Seeds in Health and Disease Prevention.

Recent invited talks

Kinder, D. H. (Presenter & Author), Anasazi Cultural Center, "Use of the wild potato by people of Mesa Verde," ACC, Cortez Colorado.

Kinder, D. H. (Presenter & Author), Crow Canyon Archeological Foundation Brown bag lunch, "Use of the Potato, Solanum jamesii, by ancestral puebloans.," Crow Canyon Archeological Foundation., Cortez Colorado.

Kinder, D. H. (Presenter & Author), ONU American Chemical Society, Student Affiliation, "Development of Boronic Acid Protease Inhibitors:  the history of the drug Velcade.," ACS, ONU, ONU. (October 2011).

Kinder, D. H. (Presenter & Author), Chaco Canyon Night Sky Series, "Medicinal Plants of Chaco Canyon.," Chaco Canyon National Historic Park, Chaco Canyon, Negezi, NM. (May 28, 2011).

Recent presentations (as co-author or presenter) at National Meetings:

Stockert, A. L. (Presenter & Author), Christ, M. (Author Only), Amend, K. (Author Only), Aulthouse, A. L. (Presenter & Author), Kinder, D. H. (Author Only), AICR, "Evaluation of ROS breakdown in HT-29 colon cancer cells treated with cis-platinum and selenium," Bethesda. (2013).

Aulthouse, A. L. (Author Only), D. E. (Author Only), Kinder, D. H. (Presenter & Author), Am Association for Cancer Research, "Morphology of MCF-7 colonies formed in agarose cell culture," AACR, Orlando FL. (April 4, 2011).