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Louis Scampavia, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Molecular Medicine
Translational Research Institute
Florida Campus
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scampl@scripps.edu
(561) 228-2101

Research Focus

Progress in drug discovery is often coupled to parallel advancements in instrument technology. In our department, High Throughput Screening (HTS) robotics is employed to accelerate the drug discovery process thorough full automation of large scale screening experiments. HTS technology can be used to execute and analyze hundreds of thousand of experiments against large compound libraries to identify a few select compounds of therapeutic value. These "therapeutic leads" provide important insight and basis for the medicinal development of novel drugs for clinical application.

 Research efforts are currently focused on:

  • Working with collaborators to develop biological assays for HTS compatibility.
  • Performing exploratory HTS campaigns for drug lead discovery.
  • Research and development of novel instruments and technologies for the advancement of HTS robotics.

Collaborative efforts are coordinated with a large community of scientists and include TSRI faculty, Florida researchers, and scientists funded through the National Institutes of Health sponsored Molecular Library Screening Center Network program (http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/).

Education

Ph.D. (Chemistry), University of Washington 1996
B.S. (Chemistry), University of Washington 1991
B.S. (Genetics), University of California, Berkeley 1979

Professional Experience

Awards & Professional Activities

Selected References

All Publications

Collia D, Bannister TD, Tan H, Jin S, Langaee T, Shumate J, Scampavia L,
Spicer TP. A Rapid Phenotypic Whole-Cell Screening Approach for the
Identification of Small-Molecule Inhibitors That Counter β-Lactamase Resistance
in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. SLAS Discov. 2017 Aug 1:2472555217728489. doi:
10.1177/2472555217728489. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28850797.

Thenin-Houssier S, de Vera IM, Pedro-Rosa L, Brady A, Richard A, Konnick B,
Opp S, Buffone C, Fuhrmann J, Kota S, Billack B, Pietka-Ottlik M, Tellinghuisen
T, Choe H, Spicer T, Scampavia L, Diaz-Griffero F, Kojetin DJ, Valente ST.
Ebselen, a Small-Molecule Capsid Inhibitor of HIV-1 Replication. Antimicrob
Agents Chemother. 2016 Mar 25;60(4):2195-208. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02574-15. Print
2016 Apr. PubMed PMID: 26810656; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4808204.

Wang J, Fang P, Chase P, Tshori S, Razin E, Spicer TP, Scampavia L, Hodder P, Guo
M. Development of an HTS-Compatible Assay for Discovery of Melanoma-Related
Microphthalmia Transcription Factor Disruptors Using AlphaScreen Technology. SLAS
discovery. 2017; 22(1):58-66. PubMed [journal] PMID: 27827304

Madoux F, Tanner A, Vessels M, Willetts L, Hou S, Scampavia L, Spicer TP. A
1536-Well 3D Viability Assay to Assess the Cytotoxic Effect of Drugs on
Spheroids. SLAS discovery. 2017; :2472555216686308. PubMed [journal] PMID:
28346088

Wang J, Fang P, Chase P, Tshori S, Razin E, Spicer TP, Scampavia L, Hodder P, Guo
M. Development of an HTS-Compatible Assay for Discovery of Melanoma-Related
Microphthalmia Transcription Factor Disruptors Using AlphaScreen Technology. SLAS
discovery. 2017; 22(1):58-66. PubMed [journal] PMID: 27827304

Hou S, Madoux F, Scampavia L, Janovick JA, Conn PM, Spicer TP. Drug Library
Screening for the Identification of Ionophores That Correct the Mistrafficking
Disorder Associated with Oxalosis Kidney Disease. SLAS discovery. 2017;
:2472555217689992. PubMed [journal] PMID: 28346094

Madoux F, Dreymuller D, Pettiloud JP, Santos R, Becker-Pauly C, Ludwig A, Fields
GB, Bannister T, Spicer TP, Cudic M, Scampavia LD, Minond D. Discovery of an
enzyme and substrate selective inhibitor of ADAM10 using an exosite-binding
glycosylated substrate. Scientific reports. 2016; 6(1):11. PubMed [journal] PMID:
28442704

Madoux F, Dreymuller D, Pettiloud JP, Santos R, Becker-Pauly C, Ludwig A, Fields
GB, Bannister T, Spicer TP, Cudic M, Scampavia LD, Minond D. Discovery of an
enzyme and substrate selective inhibitor of ADAM10 using an exosite-binding
glycosylated substrate. Scientific reports. 2016; 6(1):11. PubMed [journal] PMID:
27920432

Janovick JA, Spicer TP, Smith E, Bannister TD, Kenakin T, Scampavia L, Conn PM.
Receptor antagonism/agonism can be uncoupled from pharmacoperone activity.
Molecular and cellular endocrinology. 2016; 434:176-85. NIHMSID: NIHMS801618
PubMed [journal] PMID: 27389877, PMCID: PMC4983495

Jambrina E, Cerne R, Smith E, Scampavia L, Cuadrado M, Findlay J, Krambis MJ,
Wakulchik M, Chase P, Brunavs M, Burris KD, Gallagher P, Spicer TP, Ursu D. An
Integrated Approach for Screening and Identification of Positive Allosteric
Modulators of N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptors. Journal of biomolecular screening.
2016; 21(5):468-79. PubMed [journal] PMID: 26838761

Plate L, Cooley CB, Chen JJ, Paxman RJ, Gallagher CM, Madoux F, Genereux JC,
Dobbs W, Garza D, Spicer TP, Scampavia L, Brown SJ, Rosen H, Powers ET, Walter P,
Hodder P, Wiseman RL, Kelly JW. Small molecule proteostasis regulators that
reprogram the ER to reduce extracellular protein aggregation. eLife. 2016; 5.
PubMed [journal] PMID: 27435961, PMCID: PMC4954754

Ewing H, Fernández-Vega V, Spicer TP, Chase P, Brown S, Scampavia L, Roush WR,
Riley S, Rosen H, Hodder P, Lambeau G, Gelb MH. Fluorometric High-Throughput
Screening Assay for Secreted Phospholipases A2 Using Phospholipid Vesicles.
Journal of biomolecular screening. 2016; 21(7):713-21. PubMed [journal] PMID:
27146384

Smith E, Janovick JA, Bannister TD, Shumate J, Scampavia L, Conn PM, Spicer TP.
Identification of Potential Pharmacoperones Capable of Rescuing the Functionality
of Misfolded Vasopressin 2 Receptor Involved in Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus.
Journal of biomolecular screening. 2016; 21(8):824-31. PubMed [journal] PMID:
27280550

Janovick JA, Spicer TP, Bannister TD, Scampavia L, Conn PM. Pharmacoperone
rescue of vasopressin 2 receptor mutants reveals unexpected constitutive activity
and coupling bias. PLoS One. 2017 Aug 2;12(8):e0181830. doi:
10.1371/journal.pone.0181830. eCollection 2017. PubMed PMID: 28767678.

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