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Monika Konaklieva

Associate Professor Department of Chemistry

Dr. Konaklieva’s research is in the area of exploring different approaches for delaying of microbial resistance. Current projects include computer-aided design and synthesis of novel beta-lactams as well as development of synthetic methodology for preparation of
other “non-conventional” candidates as beta-lactamase and Human Leukocyte Elastase inhibitors.


PhD, Organic Chemistry, State University of New York at Buffalo
MS, Chemistry, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Sofia, Bulgaria
MS, Pharmacy, State University Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria

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CAS - Chemistry
Beeghly - 306
Contact Info
(202) 885-1777 (Office)

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Chemistry Department


Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

  • NIST-Sponsored Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowship (2003)
  • NIST-Sponsored Undergraduate Student Summer Fellowship (2002)
  • The Research Corporation, Beta-Lactamase activated NO-containing beta-lactams (2002)

Selected Publications

  • Monika I. Konaklieva and Balbina J. Plotkin, “Bioisosters of Beta-Lactams as Anti-Infectives" Current Medicinal Chemistry Anti-Infective Agents, 2,4 (2003)
  • Timothy E. Long; Edward Turos; Monika I. Konaklieva; Allison L. Blum; Amal Amry;Ejae A. Baker; Lita S. Suwandi; Melodie D. McCain; Miti F. Rahman; Sonja Dickey;Daniel V. Lim, “Effect of Aryl Ring Fluorination on the Antibacterial Properties of C4 Aryl- Substituted N-Methylthio beta- Lactams” Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, 11,1859, (2003)
  • Jeffrey R. Deschamps., Lita Suwandi, and Monika Konaklieva, “3,3-Bis(methylthio)-2-oxo-N-phenylpropanamide”Acta Crystallographica Section E, Structure Reports, E59, 1,(2003)