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Scientific Report 2005

Scripps Florida

Translational Research Institute

Department Overview


Patrick R. Griffin, Ph.D.*
Head, Drug Discovery

Jennifer C. Busby, Ph.D.
Associate Scientific Director, Protein Sciences and Proteomics

Michael Cameron, Ph.D.

Laboratory Head, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics

Alessandra Cervino, Ph.D.

Informatics, Assistant Professor

Yangbo Feng, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Medicinal Chemistry

Peter S. Hodder, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Lead Identification

John B. Hogenesch, Ph.D.**
Head, Genome Technologies

Ted Kamenecka, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Medicinal Chemistry

Chris Liang, Ph.D.

Director, Medicinal Chemistry

Phillip LoGrasso, Ph.D.*

Director, Discovery Biology

Kendall W. Nettles, Ph.D.*

Discovery Biology

Mathew T. Pletcher, Ph.D.*

Genome Technologies

William R. Roush, Ph.D.***

Executive Director, Medicinal Chemistry,
Associate Dean, Kellogg School of Science and Technology, Florida

Layton H. Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Scientific Director, Discovery Biology

Nicholas F. Tsinoremas, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Informatics

Claes Wahlestedt, M.D., Ph.D.*

Director, CNS Disorders

Senior Scientists

Thomas D. Bannister, Ph.D.

Derek R. Duckett, Ph.D.

Marcel Koenig, Ph.D.

Louis D. Scampavia, Ph.D.

Senior Staff Scientists

Jiu-Xiang Ni, Ph.D.

Tomas Vojkovsky, Ph.D.

Staff Scientists

Scott A. Busby, Ph.D.

Josephine Harada, Ph.D.

Paul J. Kenny, Ph.D.

Patricia H. McDonald, Ph.D.

Trey Sato, Ph.D.

Thomas Schroeter, Ph.D.

Research Associates

John B. Bruning, Ph.D.

Yen Ting Chen, Ph.D.

Julie Conkright, Ph.D.

Jeffrey E. Habel, Ph.D.

Yuanjun He, Ph.D.

Rong Jiang, Ph.D.

Magdalena Przydzial, Ph.D.

Jeremiah D. Tipton, Ph.D.

Informatics Staff

Mohammad Fallahi-Sichani

Mark M. Gosink, Ph.D.

Christopher C. Mader

Bruce D. Pascal

Stephan Schuerer, Ph.D.

Mark R. Southern

* Joint appointment in the Department of Biochemistry

** Joint appointments in the Department of Biochemistry and the Molecular and Integrative Neurosciences Department

*** Joint appointments in the Department of Biochemistry and the Department of Chemistry


Collection of 3-dimensional chemical structures from top-selling drugs for 2004. The Translational Research Institute brings together high-throughput screening, discovery biology, medicinal chemistry, informatics, and drug metabolism with genomic and proteomic technologies to translate basic research into potential clinical therapeutic agents. Art work by Stephan C. Schuerer, Ph.D., Group Leader, Informatics.