SYMPOSIUM | Drug Discovery Showcase

August 6, 2018

August 6, 2018 - 12:00pm
August 6, 2018 - 2:00pm

Monday, August 6, 2018
The Great Hall, Trent Semans Center
Duke University, Durham, NC

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Prof. Donald McDonnell and Duke CTSI Accelerator are excited to host the first Drug Discovery Showcase on August 6, 2018 from 12-2 PM in the Trent Semans Center on Duke Campus. The goal of this showcase is to highlight the facilities/capabilities/ resources and research at Duke, RTI, UNC-Chapel Hill, and NC Central University, vis-à-vis Drug Discovery, and foster new collaborations.

This showcase is also tied to a new pilot funding opportunity involving Duke and RTI—details coming soon!

Highlights include:

Existing resources pertaining to:

  • High throughput screening

  • PK-PD studies

  • Small molecule drug discovery

  • Medicinal chemistry

Research pertaining to:

  • Target Validation

  • Target Screening

  • Target Exploitation

  • PK-PD studies


The following speakers have been confirmed:

Donald McDonnell | Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke School of Medicine

Ivan Spasojevic | Associate Professor, Duke School of Medicine

David Gooden | Research Scientist in Chemistry, Duke University

John Scott | Associate Professor, BRITE, North Carolina Central University

Bryan Baines | Associate Director, Life Sciences, Duke Office of Licensing and Ventures

Ronnie Maitra | Research Pharmacologist, RTI International

Kris Wood | Assistant Professor, Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology

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Parking Information

The Trent Semans Center does not have dedicated parking. Users of the facility may be dropped off at the west entrance of the building on Searle Center Drive, with handicap accessibility at this entrance. The following parking garages may be utilized for visitors attending events at TSCHE:

·         Parking Garage I: Trent Drive across from Duke Clinic and Duke Medicine Pavilion

·         Parking Garage II: Erwin Road access from Duke University Hospital

·         Research Drive Garage: Research Drive and Erwin Road

Visitors are responsible for all parking expenses assessed at the prevailing rate. The Trent Semans Center does not reimburse for any parking expenses. Please be advised any vehicle parked outside the Trent Semans Center is parked illegally and will be subject to ticketing and/or towing at the expense of the owner.