Experienced scientist with deep understanding of drug development process from target identification through preclinical trials. Strong scientific background in the field of cell biology, physiology, pharmacology, molecular biology and immunology. Track record of intellectual property management, technology development and taking bench science to marketplace. Expertise in licensing and contract negotiations and execution of academic-industry partnerships and collaborations. Adviser and reviewer for academic research collaborations and funding considerations. Expertise in managing multidisciplinary drug discovery teams. Obtained research funding through peer review process from NIH and non-profit foundations. Published more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, patents, abstracts and scientific posters. Reviewer for more than dozen peer-reviewed scientific Journals. Frequent speaker at national and international symposia.