Arizona Center for Drug Discovery Spring Summit

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Date(s) - 30 Mar 2021
8:45 AM - 3:00 PM




The event will highlight examples of how academic innovation is filling the gaps in the drug discovery ecosystem. Registration is required to attend.

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Summit Speakers

  • Rajesh Kahna, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology, College of Medicine-Tucson, UArizona; Chief Scientific Officer, Regulonix LLC 
  • Brian Blagg, PhD, Director, Warren Family Research Center, Drug Discovery and Development; Charles Huisking Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame
  • Stephen Munk, PhD, Deputy Director, Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University 
  • A. Stewart Campbell, PhD, Senior Vice President, Research & Development, Axial Therapeutics 
  • Chris Hulme, PhD, Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology, College of Pharmacy, UArizona 
  • Barbara Lynn Stauch Slusher, PhD, MAS, Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, Pharmacology, Neuroscience, Medicine, Oncology; Director, Johns Hopkins Drug Discovery 
  • Victor Hruby, PhD, MS, BS, Regents’ Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry, College of Medicine-Tucson, UArizona 
  • Eric Reiman, MD, Executive Director, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, and CEO, Banner Research
  • Cindy Miranti, PhD, Chair, Cancer Biology – GIDP; Co-Program Leader, Cancer Biology Research Program; Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine-Tucson, UArizona 


Program Schedule

Welcome & ACDD Overview 
Rick Schnellmann, PhD
, Dean & Professor, College of Pharmacy
Celina Zerbinatti, PhD, Co-Director, ACDD; Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
8:45 – 9:00 a.m.


Morning Session

Moderator: Wei Wang, PhD, Co-Director, ACDD; Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology, COP, UArizona

9:05 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Afternoon Session

Moderator: Celina Zerbinatti, PhD, Co-Director, ACDD; Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

12:25 – 2:45 p.m.


Closing Remarks

Rick Schnellmann, PhD, Dean & Professor, College of Pharmacy
Wei Wang, PhD, Co-Director, ACDD; Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology, COP, UArizona

2:45 – 3:00 PM