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Jacques Kessl

Dr. Jacques Kessl

Associate Professor


Dr. Kessl has obtained is PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Provence in 1998. He did his post-doctoral studies at Dartmouth College working several years on drug resistance in Plasmodium. He then moved to the Ohio State University as an assistant research professor where he became an expert in the field of HIV integrase. Dr. Kessl has received several competitive NIH grants and joined the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Southern Mississippi in August 2016.

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PHD) - University of Provence (1998)

CHE 420-Principles of Biochemistry
CHE 520-Principles of Biochemistry
CHE 729-Current Topics in Biochemistry

  • Synthesis and Evaluation of Aryl Quinolines as HIV-1 Integrase Multimerization Inhibitors., ACS medicinal chemistry letters, 2018, 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.8b00269
  • Indole-based allosteric inhibitors of HIV-1 integrase., Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters, 2016, 10.1016/j.bmcl.2016.08.037
  • HIV-1 Integrase Binds the Viral RNA Genome and Is Essential during Virion Morphogenesis., Cell, 2016, 10.1016/j.cell.2016.07.044
  • French (Native or Bilingual)
  • English (Native or Bilingual)

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Areas of Expertise

Biochemistry, Virology, Drug Discovery, Cell and Molecular Biology