Rickey P. Hicks
Professor and Chair Organic Chemistry Biochemistry

Science and Technology Building 301 (252) 328-9702 hicksr@ecu.edu

  2006 - current Chair, Department of Chemistry
  2003 - 2006 Chief, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
  2000 - 2003 Research Chemist, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
  1994 - 2000 Associate Professor, Mississippi State University
  1989 - 1994 Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University
  1984 - 1989 Scientist and Group Leader, Nova Pharmaceutical Corporation
  1984 Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University
  1977 B. S., Virginia Commonwealth University

Recent Publications


Bhonsle, Jayendra B.; Venugopal, Divakaramenon; Huddler, Donald P.; Magill, Alan J.; Hicks, Rickey P.  Application of 3D-QSAR for Identification of Descriptors Defining Bioactivity of Antimicrobial Peptides. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (2007), 50, 6545-6553.


Hicks, Rickey P.; Bhonsle, Jayendra B.; Venugopal, Divakaramenon; Koser, Brandon W.; Magill, Alan J. De Novo Design of Selective Antibiotic Peptides by Incorporation of Unnatural Amino Acids. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (2007), 50, 3026-3036.


Hicks, Rickey P.; Nichols, Daniel A.; DiTusa, Charles A.; Sullivan, David J.; Hartell, Mark G.; Koser, Brandon W.; Bhattacharjee, Apurba K. Evaluation of 4-azaindolo[2,1 b]quinazoline-6,12-diones' interaction with hemin and hemozoin: A spectroscopic, X-ray crystallographic and molecular modeling study. Internet Electronic Journal of Molecular Design (2005), 4, 751-764.


Hicks, Rickey P.; Hartell, Mark G.; Nichols, Daniel A.; Bhattacharjee, Apurba K.; Van Hamont, John E.; Skillman, Donald R. The medicinal chemistry of botulinum, ricin and anthrax toxins. Current Medicinal Chemistry (2005), 12, 667-690.


Hicks, Rickey P.; Bhattacharjee, Apurba K.; Koser, Brandon W.; Traficante, Daniel D. The Anthrax Protective Antigen (PA63) Bound Conformation of a Peptide Inhibitor of the Binding of Lethal Factor to PA63: As Determined by trNOESY NMR and Molecular Modeling. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (2004), 47, 5347-5355.


Whitehead Tracy L; Jones Lucretia M; Hicks Rickey P PFG-NMR investigations of the binding of cationic neuropeptides to anionic and zwitterionic micelles. Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics (2004), 21, 567-76.


Rickey Hicks

Department of Chemistry

East Carolina University

300 Science & Technology Building

Greenville, NC  27858