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Biochemical Pharmacology Discussion Group

Understanding drug action at the frontiers of modern drug design

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Developing effective new drugs relies upon a deep understanding of how these chemical compounds act in isolation and in the context of the multi-faceted systems within the human body.

The Biochemical Pharmacology Discussion Group advances our fundamental knowledge of the activity and metabolism of both small molecules and biologics at the biochemical and molecular levels. Research spans chemotherapy, neuropharmacology, antimicrobials, inflammation, and immunopharmacology, as well as gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and endocrine pharmacology and toxicology.

The group also serves as the Biochemical Topical Group for the American Chemical Society's New York Chapter.



Did you know it takes an average of 12 years for a drug to travel from lab to patient? Research and development of a single successful drug costs an estimated $2.6 billion.


Contact

Sonya Dougal, PhD

212.298.8683

Steering Committee Members

The Biochemical Pharmacology Discussion Group Steering Committee, composed of multi-sector and multi-institutional scientists from the Academy’s network, provides thought leadership on key issues of interest to the biochemistry, molecular biology, biomedical research, translational medicine, and related communities, helping to inform and shape our program portfolio.
Lynn M. Abell, PhD
Lynn M. Abell, PhD

Agios Pharmaceuticals

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Magdalena Alonso-Galicia, PhD

Roivant Sciences

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Joshua Apgar, PhD

Applied BioMath

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Mercedes Beyna, MS

Biogen

Scott Brodeur, PhD
Scott Brodeur, PhD

Janssen Research and Development

Megan Dow, PhD
Megan Dow, PhD

Biohaven Pharmaceuticals

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Thomas Franke, MD, PhD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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Steven Gross, PhD

Weill Cornell Medical College

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John Hambor, PhD

Boehringer Ingelheim

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Julia Heinrich, PhD

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Andres Hurtado-Lorenzo, PhD
Andres Hurtado-Lorenzo, PhD

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

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Kenneth Jones, PhD

Celgene

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Katalin Kauser, MD, PhD, DSc

Alucent

Christine Grimaldi, PhD
Christine Grimaldi, PhD

Boehringer Ingelheim

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Scott MacDonnell, PhD

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Marco Prunotto, PhD

Galapagos

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Claire M. Steppan, PhD

Pfizer

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W. Ross Tracey, PhD

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

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George Zavoico, PhD

Cue Biopharma