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Speakers

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Michael P. Lisanti, M.D, Ph.D, FRSA, FRSB

Keynote Speaker

Professor and Chair of Translational Medicine, University of Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom

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Kenneth A. Jacobson, Ph.D.

Keynote Speaker

Senior Investigator and Chief, Molecular Recognition Section, Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry, National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

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Raphael Mechoulam, Ph.D.

Keynote Speaker

Head, Medicinal Chemistry Lab, President, Multidisciplinary Center for Cannabinoid Research, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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Shuji Ogino, MD, PhD, MS

Keynote Speaker

Chief of Molecular Pathological Epidemiology (MPE) Program, Professor (Epidemiology),
Harvard Medical School,
Longwood Ave. Boston

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Mark T. Hamann, Ph.D.

Keynote Speaker

Charles and Carol Cooper/State Endowed Chair, Professor of Drug Discovery, Biomedical Sciences and Public Health, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

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Howard I. Maibach, M.D.

Keynote Speaker

Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of California,
San Francisco, CA

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Michael S. Wolfe, M.D.

Keynote Speaker

Mathias P. Mertes Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

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William Gerwick, M.D.

Keynote Speaker

Distinguished Professor of Oceanography and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA

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Barbara Slusher, Ph.D., MAS

Keynote Speaker

Director, Johns Hopkins Drug Discovery Program, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

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Philip S. Low, Ph.D.

Keynote Speaker

Presidential Scholar for Drug Discovery and Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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Ruben Abagyan, Ph.D.

Keynote Speaker

Professor, Skaggs School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Diego, CA

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Thomas J. Webster, Ph.D.

Keynote Speaker

Art Zafiropoulo Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

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Kattesh V. Katti, M.Sc.Ed, Ph.D., DSC, FRSC, FNAI

Keynote Speaker

Professor of Radiology, Director, Institute of Green Nanotechnology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

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Petr Kuzmic, Ph.D.

Keynote Speaker

President & CEO, BioKin Ltd., Watertown, MA

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Juan Jose Marugan, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Group Leader, Early Translation Branch, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, MD

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Michelle Arkin, PhD

Featured Speaker

Co-director, Small Molecule Discovery Center (SMDC), Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California San Francisco, CA

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Chenglong Li, PhD

Featured Speaker

Nicholas Bodor Professor for Drug Discovery, Director, NIH/NIGMS Chemistry-Biology Interface Predoctoral Training Program at UF, Gainesville, FL

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Paul A. Insel, MD

Featured Speaker

Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology & Medicine, Co-Director, Medical Scientist (MD/PhD) Training Program, University of California San Diego, CA

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James Hickman, MD

Featured Speaker

Professor, NanoScience Technology Center, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

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Ruth Lupu, MD

Featured Speaker

Professor, Medicine and Experimental Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

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Martin J. Schnermann, MD

Featured Speaker

Senior Investigator, Chemical Biology Laboratory, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD

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Xiaodong Cheng, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Professor, Department of Integrative Biology & Pharmacology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX

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Arthur M. Edelman, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buffalo, NY

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Adam Renslo, MD, PhD, MS

Featured Speaker

Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Co-Director, Small Molecule Discovery Center, University of California, CA

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David Light, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Founder & CEO,
Valisure, New Haven, CT

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Silvia Muro, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Associate Research Professor, Institute for Biosciences and Biotechnology Research (IBBR), University of Maryland, College Park, MD

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John D. Imig, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Director, Drug Discovery Center, Professor & MCW Eminent Scholar, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

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John S. Schneekloth, Jr., Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Senior Investigator, Chemical Biology Laboratory, National Cancer Institute-Frederick, Frederick, MD

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Charles McKenna, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Director, USC Drug Discovery Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

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John Lewis, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Frank and Carla Sojonky Chair in Prostate Cancer Research, Professor, Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

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Robert S. Hodges, Ph.D., FRSC

Featured Speaker

Founder and CSO - AMP Discovery LLC, John Stewart Endowed Chair in Peptide Chemistry, School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado

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Audra L. Stinchcomb, R.Ph., Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

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Brian S. J. Blagg, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Director, the Warren Family Center for Drug Discovery and Development, The University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

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Bin Ma, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Sr. Scientist, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Biogen, Cambridge, MA

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Jed N. Lampe, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Aurora, CO

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Keith C. Ellis, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Associate Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

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Shahrzad Movafagh, PharmD, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Associate professor, Shenandoah University - ICPH Fairfax, INOVA Center for Personalized Medicine, Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy, Fairfax, VA

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Gabor Somlyai, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Managing Director, HYD LLC for Cancer Research and Drug Development, Budapest, Hungary

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Maria Kontoyianni, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Professor, Computational Drug Discovery, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL

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Jonathan B. Baell, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, Director, Australian Translational Medicinal Chemistry Facility, Larkins Fellow, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Australia

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Phillip M. Gerk, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmaceutics, Virginia Commonwealth University,
Richmond, VA

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James M. Cook, FRSC

Featured Speaker

University Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI

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Yan Zhang, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

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Patrick M. Woster, Ph.D., FRSC

Featured Speaker

Professor and Chair, SmartState® Endowed Chair in Drug Discovery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

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Umesh R. Desai, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Alfred and Frances Burger Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Chair, Department of Medicinal Chemistry & Director, ISB3D, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, Richmond, VA

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Evripidis Gavathiotis, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Wilf Family Cardiovascular Research Institute, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

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Roman Manetsch, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

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Megan L. Matthews, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania School of Arts & Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

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Xiang-Qun (Sean) Xie,
MD, PhD, EMBA

Featured Speaker

Associate Dean and Professor of School of Pharmacy, Drug Discovery Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

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Reem Al'Olaby, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Assistant Professor of Biology & Biotechnology, California Northstate University, Rancho Cordova, CA

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William C. K. Pomerantz, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Associate Dean and Professor of School of Pharmacy, Drug Discovery Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

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Rock J. Mancini, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

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Xiuling Lu, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, Storrs, CT

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Daniel P. Flaherty, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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Shijun Zhang, PhD

Featured Speaker

Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

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Scott Lokey, PhD

Featured Speaker

Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

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Darren R. Carpizo, MD, PhD

Featured Speaker

Professor, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

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Rheem A. Totah, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Associate Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

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Daniel K. Nomura, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Professor, Innovative Genomics Institute, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

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Hasan Uludag, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Featured Speaker

Professor, University of Alberta, President, RJH Biosciences Inc., Edmonton, Canada

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Daniel LaBarbera, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Associate Professor of Drug Discovery and Medicinal Chemistry, Director, High-throughput Drug Discovery and Chemical Biology, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO

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Neil Grimsey, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

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Matthew S. Halquist, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Associate Professor, Director, Bioanalytical Shared Resource Laboratory, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, Richmond, VA

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S.B.Sharma, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

EX. President, ISAR, Director - Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University college of Medical Sciences, Specialist - Herbal Drug Development, Delhi , India

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David J. Lapinsky, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Duquesne University School of Pharmacy, Pittsburgh, PA

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Shujuan Chen, Ph.D., DABT

Featured Speaker

Associated Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of California, San Diego

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Arupratan Das, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

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Xinyuan Chen, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Assistant Professor, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

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Yana Cen, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

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Thomas Prisinzano, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Professor, Department of pharmaceutical sciences, College of pharmacy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

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Shyam Sathyamoorthi, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy - Medicinal Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

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Kathleen Hefferon, Ph.D.

Featured Speaker

Post Doctoral Associate, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York


FAQ/Networking

MEET THE EXPERTS

Meet the expert’s forum provides an opportunity to students, company representatives, start-ups and agencies to interact with experts and decision-makers at PharmD-2021 to solve the complex research problems and collaborate with them to potential partners.

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITES

Industry prospectors are looking for breakthrough technologies that are ready for licensing, corporate partnering, or investment opportunities. This can include prototypes, demonstrations, and display booths to showcase your innovative solutions at PharmD-2021. Pitch your idea to an industrial expert jury to raise the capital you need to get started.

CORPORATE PARTNERING

PharmD-2021 help commercialize your innovations and build your business development pipeline through corporate partnering. We will arrange one-on-one partnering meeting on request. We will share all the conference attendees list with you, a month before the conference and arrange for one-on-one meeting with selected corporate representatives.

STUDENT MARKETING

PharmD-2021 not only open doors to your career, but also open your eyes to future opportunities, new cultures, and international perspectives. With the majority of the students interested in doing higher studies abroad, students' marketing forum provides an opportunity for Postgraduate and Undergraduate students to have formal communication with University representatives from around the world. Postgraduate student recruitment is increasingly becoming a strategic priority for higher education institutions. PharmD-2021 provides an excellent networking opportunity for potential collaboration with businesses and organizations for students.