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SELECTBIO Conferences Academic Screening Workshop

Thomas Chung's Biography

Thomas Chung, Director of Outreach/Project Manager

Dr. Chung is the Project Manager at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute's screening center. Since September 2007, Dr. Chung has been responsible for strategic and tactical operations for HTS and chemical genomics, with over 20 years in drug discovery in roles of increasing responsibility from bench R&D to Executive for major several pharmaceutical companies and (DuPont Pharmaceutical, BMS, Merck, and GSK) and start-ups (Pharmacopeia and Genoptix), to Chief Scientific Officer. He has built and led world-class R&D teams and facilities that developed, acquired and integrated novel technologies in imaging, signal generation and detection, liquid handling, miniaturization, IT, high-throughput screening, biochemical and cell-based assay development, laboratory automation and robotics, compound management, Lead optimization, ADME/Tox profiling and analytical chemistry (HPLC/MS). Dr. Chung has managed discovery programs in cardiovascular, CNS, infectious, inflammatory and cancer diseases, with expertise in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, over 35 papers and book chapters, 10 issued and pending patents.

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