College of Pharmacy Annual Research Day to Feature Nouri Neamati

Daniel Helfand
Nouri Neamati, PhD
03/28/2014
Nouri Neamati, PhD

The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy will host its annual Research Day on April 2 from 11:30-4:30 on the second floor of the Biological Sciences/Pharmacy Library. The keynote speaker will be Nouri Neamati, PhD, John G. Searle Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Michigan, who will present a lecture entitled, “Navigating Chemical Space for Discovery of Novel Anticancer Drugs.”

Research Day is an opportunity for faculty, staff and students of the College of Pharmacy to present their research projects and findings and network with other faculty and students. A poster competition will also take place throughout the day where students will have the opportunity to win cash prizes for their research projects.

Poster check-ins and setups take place from 11:30-12, poster viewing and competition judging will go from 12:30-2:30, and a desert reception will be held from 2-3. Awards for the competition will be presented from 4-4:30 after Neamati’s lecture.

Neamati’s lecture will take place from 3-4 p.m. in the Biomedical Research Tower. A graduate of the University of Texas (PhD biomedical sciences), University of Houston (MS medicinal chemistry), University of Alabama in Huntsville (MS chemistry, BS chemistry), Neamati’s research has focused on structure- and ligand-based drug design, cellular and molecular pharmacology, and preclinical drug development.

He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the NIH Technology Transfer Award, STOP CANCER Award, GlaxoSmithKline Drug Discovery Award, BCRP and LCRP Concept Awards from the Department of Defense (DOD), LUNGevity Discovery Award, the Littlefield-AACR Award in Metastatic Colon Cancer Research, the Idea Awards in Ovarian and Breast Cancer from the DOD, and a Concept Award in 2012, as well as the author of 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 18 book chapters, and more than 30 patents in the area of drug design and discovery.

For more information on the College of Pharmacy’s Research Day, visit the following link: http://pharmacy.osu.edu/research/research-day-program