Executive committee members
Ali Andalibi, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research, College of Science, George Mason University
Inflammatory diseases – genetics and drug discovery. More →
Paul R. Carlier, Ph.D. (Chair)
Professor, Chemistry, Virginia Tech
Drug discovery for malaria and other infectious diseases More →
Kathryn Cole, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Chemistry, Christopher Newport Univ.
Research in my lab uses molecular modeling and protein crystallography to study the structure-function relationships of polysaccharide deacetylases and histone deacetylases for the development of antibacterial and anticancer therapeutics, respectively. More →
Umesh Desai, Ph.D.
Professor, Institute for Structural Biology, Drug Discovery & Development, Virginia Commonwealth University
Glycosaminoglycans and mimetics as modulators of coagulation, cancer, inflammation, emphysema and viral infection
Marion Ehrich, R.Ph., Ph.D., DABT, ATS
Professor of Pharmacology/Toxicology, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, and Virginia Tech School of Medicine
Paul B. Fisher, M.Ph., Ph.D., FNAI
Professor and Chair, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics, VCU Director, VCU Institute of Molecular Medicine
B. Frank Gupton, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering at VCU
Flow Chemistry, Catalysis, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients More →
John Lazo, Ph.D.
Harrison Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Departments of Pharmacology and Chemistry, and CSO of KeViRx, University of Virginia
Pharmacology, Chemical-Biology, Phosphatases, Cancer, Alzheimer’s disease. More →
Mikell Paige, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, George Mason University
Drug Discovery, Pulmonary Inflammation, Fibrosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Medicinal Chemistry, Organic Synthesis, Enzymology, Protein Chemistry
Webster Santos, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech
Drug Discovery, Mitochondrial Uncouplers, S1P modulators, Metabolic Diseases, Multiple Sclerosis, Kidney Diseases
Elizabeth Sharlow, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Research, Department of Pharmacology; Co-Director, Fiske Drug Discovery Laboratory, University of Virginia
Chemical Biology, Phosphatases, Cancer, High Throughput Screening, Assay Development