Discovering New Medicines in Arizona: 2nd Annual Drug Discovery and Development Summit

Presented by the ARIZONA CENTER FOR DRUG DISCOVERY and the UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA CANCER CENTER

The Discovering New Medicines in Arizona Summit will highlight key areas of research in discovering effective drug candidates in prevalent diseases in Arizona while establishing collaborations that enable success in these key areas. 

 

Plenary Speakers

NICHOLAS A. MEANWELL, PHD
VP Discovery Chemistry Platforms, Bristol-Myers Squibb Research and Early Development, Princeton, New Jersey

DANIEL O. PERSKY, MD
Professor of Medicine, COM-Tuc; Associate Director of Clinical Investigations, University of Arizona Cancer Center

JEFFREY TRENT, PHD, FACMG
President and Research Director of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen); Phoenix

GRANT MCFADDEN, PHD
Director & Professor, Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines and Virotherapy, ASU; Phoenix
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Afternoon Sessions

George Sutphin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, UArizona
Curtis Thorne, PhD, Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, UArizona
Vijay Gokhale, PhD, Associate Research Professor, BIO5 Institute, UArizona, Co-Founder Reglagene
Gregory Thatcher PhD, Professor, R. Ken and Donna Coit Endowed Chair in Drug Discovery Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology COP, UArizona
Frederic Zenhausern, PhD, MBA, Interim Co-Chair, Department of Basic Medical Sciences Director, Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine, UArizona
Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, Regents Professor, Director, Center for Innovation in Brain Science, Professor, Pharmacology and Neurology, UArizona
Bernard Futscher, PhD, Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology; Assistant Research Scientist; Cancer Center, UArizona, Co-founder DesertDx

Program Timeline

Welcome & Introduction
Rick Schnellmann, PhD, Dean & Professor, COP, UArizona

9:30 - 9:35 a.m.

Plenary Session 
Moderator: Wei Wang, PhD, Co-Director, Arizona Center for Drug Discovery Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, COP, UArizona

9:35 - 11:55 a.m.

Afternoon Session
Moderator: Dan Persky, MD, Professor of Medicine, COM-Tuc; Associate Director of Clinical Investigations, University of Arizona Cancer Center
12:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Afternoon Session cont
Moderator: Dan Persky, MD,Professor of Medicine, COM-Tuc; Associate Director of Clinical Investigations, University of Arizona Cancer Center
2:15 - 4:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks 
Rick Schnellmann, PhD, Dean & Professor, COP, UArizona
4:15 - 4:30 p.m.