The ASPET Division for Drug Discovery and Development is pleased to award Dr. Craig Lindsley from Vanderbilt University the inaugural Scientific Achievement Award in Drug Discovery and Development. The award was established to recognize outstanding investigators that have made significant contributions in drug discovery, translational and/or drug development science.
Dr. Lindsley is being recognized for his highly integrated approach to drug discovery and development that bridges synthetic chemistry, novel approaches to characterization of PK/PD and target validation leading to pre-clinical development of therapeutics for treatments of neurological disorders, cancer and metabolic diseases.
He received his PhD in chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara and pursued postdoctoral studies at Harvard University. After a highly successful period at Merck, Dr. Lindsley moved to his current position at Vanderbilt University, where he holds the William K. Warren, Jr. Chair in Medicine, is Director of Medicinal Chemistry for the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery, and is a University Professor of Pharmacology, Chemistry and Biochemistry. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Lindsley has been an ASPET member since 2009.
The award will be presented and Dr. Lindsley will give a lecture titled “Translational Drug Discovery in an Academic Setting” during the ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2019 in Orlando, FL on Monday, April 8, 2019 from 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm.