Robert W. Brueggemeier
Professor Emeritus
Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
421 Parks Hall


  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Steroid Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Hormones and Cancer
  • Aromatase Inhibitors

Professional Interests

The major research activities of Dr. Brueggemeier focus in the areas of steroid chemistry and biochemistry, hormones and cancer, medicinal chemistry, and radiochemistry. Research approaches involve the application of expertise in steroid chemistry/biochemistry to the examination of steroid biosynthesis, metabolism, and action at the molecular level. Results from these interdisciplinary investigations will aid in understanding the molecular and biochemical role(s) of estrogens in hormone-dependent cancers and in the development of new approaches to treatment of hormone-dependent cancers.


  • 2011 Outstanding Dean Award, Academy of Student Pharmacists, American Pharmacists Association
  • 2008 Tyler Prize for Stimulation of Research Award, American Pharmacists Association
  • 1999 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 1997 Fellow, American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences


  • PhD, 1977, University of Michigan, Medicinal Chemistry
  • MS, 1975, University of Michigan, Medicinal Chemistry
  • BA, 1972, Michigan State University, Chemistry

Recent Publications