Drug Discovery and Development: An Industrial Perspective

April 22, 2021
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. EST

Hosted by the Chemistry Section

Dr. Zaveri will present on a hit to lead drug discovery project ongoing in her laboratories at Astraea Therapeutics, LLC.  She will explain the multidisciplinary nature of medicinal chemistry in an industry setting. Soft skills that graduate students should possess upon seeking employment will also be discussed.


  1. Understand medicinal chemistry outside of academia.
  2. Recognize the role of medicinal chemistry in the development of commercial products.
  3. Provide faculty development on mentoring tools.


Dr. Patrice Jackson-Ayotunde, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy and Health Professions


Dr. Nurulain T. Zaveri, PhD
President and Chief Scientific Officer
Astraea Therapeutics, LLC

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