Dr. Kendall Byler

Lecturer, Chemistry Department


  • Ph.D., Computational Chemistry, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 20007
  • M.S., Chemistry, The University of Alabama, 2001
  • B.S., Chemistry, The University of Alabama, 1993

Classes Taught

Honors & Awards

  • Winner of Sigma Xi Research Competition, UAH Chapter, Computational Sciences: “A Computational Examination of the Effects of Frontier Molecular Orbital Overlap in DNA Intercalation” - 2011
  • 3M Scholarship in Chemical Engineering to the University of Alabama, Huntsville - 1988


  • The American Chemical Society - 2011-present
  • The American Association for the Advancement of Science - 2011-present
  • The American Council for Medicinally-Active Plants - 2011-2012


  • “Cruzain inhibitors: efforts made, current leads and a structural outlook of new hits”, Martinez-Mayorga, K.; Byler, K. G.; Ramirez-Hernandez, A. I.; Terrazas-Alvares, D. E. Drug Discovery Today, 2015, 20(7), 890-898.
  • “The Role of Imidazole in Peptide Cyclization by Transesterification: Parallels to the Catalytic Triads of Serine Proteases”, Byler, K.G.; Martinez-Mayorga, K.; Li, Y.; Houghten, R.A. Org Biomol Chem, 2013, 11, 2979-2987.
  • “Identification of Benzoylisoquinolines as Potential Anti-Chagas agents”, Byler, K.G.; Brito-Arias, M.; Marquez-Navarro, A.; Nogueda-Torres, B.; Torres, L.G.; Martinez-Mayorga, K. Bioorg Med Chem 2012, 20(8), 2587-2594.
  • “Consensus Models of Activity Landscapes with Multiple Chemical, Conformer and Property Representations”, Yongye, A.B.; Byler, K.; Santos, R.; Martínez-Mayorga, K.; Maggiora, G.M.; Medina-Franco, J., J Chem Inf Model 2011, 51(6), 1259-1270.
  • “Mapping the Protein Interaction Network in Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus”, Cherkasov, A.; Hsing, M.; Zoraghi, R.; Foster, L.J.; See, R.H.; Stoynov, N.; Jiang, J.; Kaur, S; Lian, T.; Jackson, L.; Gong, H.; Swayze, R.; Amandoron, E.; Hormozdiari, F.; Dao, P.; Sahinalp, C.; Santos-Filho, O.; Axerio-Cilies, P.; Byler, K.; McMaster, W.R.; Brunham, R.C.; Finlay, B.B.; Reiner, N.E. J Proteome Res 2011, 10(3), 1139-1150.
  • “Quinoline alkaloids as intercalative topoisomerase inhibitors”, Byler, K.; Wang, C.; Setzer, W. J Molecular Modeling 2009, 15(12), 1417-1426.
  • “Predicting highly-connected hubs in protein interaction networks by QSAR and biological data descriptors”, Hsing, M.; Byler, K.; Cherkasov, A. Bioinformation 2009, 4(4), 164-168.
  • “The Use of Sequence-Derived QSPR Descriptors for Predicting Highly-Connected Proteins (Hubs) in Protein-Protein Interactions”, Byler, K.; Hsing, M.; Cherkasov, A. QSAR & Combinatorial Science 2009, 28(5), 509-519.
  • “The use of gene ontology terms for predicting highly connected ‘hub’ nodes in proteins-protein interaction networks”, Hsing, M.; Byler, K.; Cherkasov, A. BMC Systems Biology 2008, 2(80).
  • "Mechanism of Influenza A M2 Ion-Channel Inhibition: a Docking and QSAR Study", A.V. Gaydai, I.A. Levandovskiy, K.G. Byler, T.E. Shubina, in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Eds. Bubak, van Albada, Sloot, and Dongarra. Springer:Berlin/Heidelberg 2008, 360-368.
  • “Biological Communication via Molecular Surfaces”, T. Clark, K.G. Byler, M. de Groot, Proceedings of the 2006 Beilstein Bozen Symposium: "Molecular Interactions - Bringing Chemistry to Life” May 15th - 19th, 2006, Bozen, Italy.
  • "The Essential Oil of Guettarda Poasana Inhibits Yeast Growth", Lawton, R.O.; Alexander, L.D.; Setzer, W.N.; Byler, K.G. Biotropica 1993, 25, 483-486.
  • "Antimicrobial and Cytotoxic Activity of Crude Extracts of Araliaceae from Monteverde, Costa Rica", Setzer, W.N.; Flair, M.N.; Byler, K.G.; Huang, J.; Thompson, M.A.; Setzer, A.F.; Moriarity, D.M.; Lawton, R.O.; Windham-Carswell, D.B. Brenesia 1992, 38, 123-130.