Dr. Compadre has extensive research experience, on the study of bioactive compounds from natural origin, and on the use of molecular modeling in drug design and structure-activity studies, with over 70 publications, 9 US patents related to the development of bioactive compounds, and one FDA approved antimicrobial technology. Dr. Compadre has BSPharm degree, and obtained his Ph.D degree in medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy. He conducted postdoctoral research on structure-activity relationships studies using molecular modeling at the University of Illinois and at Pomona College working with Professor Corwin Hansch. Additionally, he had a sabbatical experience at NASA Ames Research Center in computer modeling. At the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences he established and directs the molecular modeling core facility. He has extensive research collaborations with many scientists locally, nationally and internationally.
Dr. Compadre, coordinates and teaches the COP P3 class “Pharmacognosy and Complementary and Alternative Medicine” and has directed or co-directed over 20 graduate students.
1994 – present Director, Biomedical Visualization Center University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
2008 – present Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
1993 – 2008 Associate Professor Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
1998 – 1999 Visiting Scholar, Bioinformatics Center, NASA, Ames Research Center, California
1988 – 1993 Assistant Professor, Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
1986 – 1988 Research Associate (Corwin Hansch), Chemistry Department, Pomona College
1985 – 1986 Research Associate (John Pezzuto) Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine and Program for Collaborative Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago