Frank Diaz, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Mail Box: UNA Box 5109
Office Room: Floyd Science Building 304
Office Telephone: (256) 765-4474
Degrees: Ph.D., Chemistry, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2003 B.S., Professional Chemistry with Honors, University of North Alabama, 1998 Hometown: Tampa, FL
With UNA since: Fall 2008 Professional
Vita: Classes usually taught: General Chemistry 111, 111L, 112, 112L; Organic Chemistry 311, 311L, 312, 312L; Advanced Organic Chemistry 437, 437L
Recent publications:
  • The Improvement of Biaryl Urea Chk-1 Inhibitors: a Useful Strategy for Reducing Off-Target Activity and Maximizing Cellular Potency. Diaz, F.A.; Holcomb, R.H., Farouz, F.S.; Thorsett, E. 233rd ACS National Meeting, Chicago, IL, United States, March 25-29, 2007.
  • Aminopyrazoles Useful as Potent Ckh1 Inhibitors. Patent Application, Kasar, R; Diaz, Frank; Bjornson, K.; Holcomb, R.; Farouz, F.S.; Thorsett, E. Filing Pending.
  • Heteroaryl Urea Derivatives Useful for Inhibiting Chk1. Diaz, Frank; Farouz, Francine S.; Holcomb, Ryan; Kesicki, Edward A.; Ooi, Hua Chee; Rudolph, Alexander; Stappenbeck, Frank; Thorsett, Eugene; Gaudino, John Joseph; Fisher, Kimba L.; Cook, Adam Wade. W02006105262, 2006.
  • Total Synthesis of (-)-Mucocin. Crimmins, M.T.; Zhang, Y.; Diaz, F.A. Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 2369-2372.

Recent presentations: Synthesis of Heterocycles Useful as Isosteres of Morpholines. Melson, T; Diaz, F.A. Research Day Poster Session, Univ. of North Alabama, 2010.

Professional Certifications and Memberships: President of the Wilson Dam Section of the American Chemical Society, 2009-2010.