Senior Research Investigator with nine years pharmaceutical R&D experience. Extensive preclinical drug discovery experience in functions ranging from target identification and HTS to assay development, lead optimization and preclinical pharmacology. A proven record of successful internal and external collaboration. A natural teacher and a demonstrated leader in mentorship and professional development of direct reports and colleagues. Broad experience in vivo, in vitro and HTS in academia, government and pharma/biotech settings. Ph.D. and postdoctoral research focused on glucocorticoid physiology, including gene expression, molecular endocrinology and steroid biochemistry. Pharmaceutical research has focused on targets in Endocrine Oncology, Immunity/ Inflammation, Asthma/Allergy, Metabolic Diseases.
Jan 2009 - Jan 2010
Research Investigator ( Sr.Research Investigator)
Apr 2008 - Dec 2008
I am a Research Scientist in Drug Discovery focused on a broad range of targets to meet unmet medical needbut in particular, focus on immnunity/inflammation and allergy/ asthma. My work focuses on the preclinical aspects of the drug discovery process, from target validation up through nomination of a clinical candidate. This work continued in my appointment at Ligand Pharmaceuticals, who acquired Phamrmacopeia in December 2008.
Oct 2000 - Apr 2008
Sr Research Investigator
Bristol Myers Squibb
1995 - 2000
Postdoctoral IRTA Fellow
May 2009 - Jul 2009
Stage 1 New Pathways to Teaching in NJ
Jersey City University
Alternate Route Teacher Training Program
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