Navigation Links
CMDBioscience Appoints Tomi Sawyer to Scientific Advisory Board; Entrepreneurial Drug Hunter and Distinguished Scholar Named as Founding Chair
Date:11/22/2013

New Haven, Conn. (PRWEB) November 22, 2013

CMDBioscience Inc., a pioneering innovator in peptide drug design and computational modeling, today announced the appointment of Tomi Sawyer, Ph.D., as the founding chair of its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Sawyer joins Victor Hruby, Ph.D., Bernhardt Trout, Ph.D., Benjamin Wolozin, Ph.D., and Yaoqi Zhou, Ph.D. as founding members of the Scientific Advisory Board.

Dr. Sawyer received his doctorate from the University of Arizona and is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts (Department of Chemistry and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), the University of Massachusetts Medical School (Department of Cancer Biology), and Northeastern University (Center of Drug Discovery).

He was the founding chief scientific officer and senior vice president of drug discovery and innovative technologies at Aileron Therapeutics. Tomi has more than 30 years of pharmaceutical industry and biotech experience with multidisciplinary expertise in drug discovery and translational medicine with a focus on advancing peptides, peptidomimetics, and proteomimetics, natural products and small-molecules into the clinic. He is a former president of the American Peptide Society and founding editor-in-chief of Chemical Biology and Drug Design. Dr. Sawyer is credited with more than 320 publications and patents, and has presented nearly 200 keynote, plenary and invited lectures.

“We are delighted to have Tomi join the CMDBioscience team as the chair of our Scientific Advisory Board,” said Joseph Audie, chief executive officer of CMDBioscience. “Tomi has established a world-renowned reputation as both a scholar and leader in peptide drug discovery and brings an unrivaled wealth of expertise in peptide drug discovery and translational medicine to our Scientific Advisory Board.”

Dr. Sawyer’s responsibilities will include helping CMDBioscience to expand its cutting-edge and proprietary computational technology platform (CMDInventus) and forging strategic relationships with leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

“It’s an exciting time at CMDBioscience as we strive to be a formidable partner in peptide drug discovery,” said Dr. Audie. “The appointment of Tomi to the board further underscores our commitment to achieving the vision of transforming peptide drug discovery.”

“I’m very pleased to support the scientific and business vision of the CMDBioscience leadership team and board of directors,” said Dr. Sawyer. “The CMDBioscience drug design and computational modeling platform helps to accelerate peptide drug discovery and works with other key enabling technologies to advance future peptide therapeutics.”

About CMDBioscience
CMDBioscience is a computational biotechnology company that specializes in the development and application of proprietary computational methods to enable peptide drug discovery.

CMDBioscience has developed and enjoys exclusive access to CMDInventus, our proprietary computational peptide discovery platform. Using CMDInventus, CMDBioscience can help partner organizations efficiently identify novel peptide hits, understand the structural basis of target-peptide interactions, facilitate peptide hit-to-lead optimization and help solve a myriad of other peptide discovery problems.

CMDBioscience seeks to accelerate rational peptide discovery and increase value through collaborative peptide discovery partnerships. By working with CMDBioscience, our partners will gain privileged access to CMDInventus and our expertise, ultimately producing superior peptide-based discovery outcomes and increased value.

For more information on CMDBioscience, please visit http://www.cmdbioscience.com.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/11/prweb11362570.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Boston Biomedical Appoints Patricia S. Andrews as Chief Commercial Officer
2. Regado Biosciences, Inc. Appoints World-Renowned Leader in Cardiovascular Research and Former Global Head of Cardiovascular Diseases for Merck & Co., to Board of Directors
3. Convoy Therapeutics Appoints Clinical Advisory Board
4. Egenix, Inc. Appoints Matthew Fury, M.D., Ph.D. to its Scientific Advisory Committee
5. Metamark Appoints Cornelius J. Merlini Chief Commercial Officer
6. ACTUS Appoints New Members to Its Management Team
7. Immune Design Appoints Stephen R. Brady Chief Business Officer
8. DiaVacs, Inc. Appoints Orville Kolterman, M.D. As Chief Medical Officer
9. Sanomedics International Holdings, Inc. appoints new Chairman of the Board and installs new Director of Business Development.
10. Solulink Appoints Life Science Industry Veteran Jack Ball as Chief Executive Officer
11. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Appoints Teri F. Willey to Accelerate Commercialization Efforts
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... While the majority of commercial spectrophotometers and ... and the 6000i models are higher end machines that use the more unconventional z-dimension ... light beam from the bottom of the cuvette holder. , FireflySci has developed ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - FACIT has ... Ontario biotechnology company, Propellon Therapeutics Inc. ... and commercialization of a portfolio of first-in-class WDR5 ... targets such as WDR5 represent an exciting class ... in precision medicine for cancer patients. Substantial advances ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June, 23, 2016  The Biodesign Challenge (BDC), a ... ways to harness living systems and biotechnology, announced its ... in New York City . ... students, showcased projects at MoMA,s Celeste Bartos Theater during ... , MoMA,s senior curator of architecture and design, and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced ... of its complement C3 inhibitor, APL-2. The trials ... dose studies designed to assess the safety, tolerability, ... in healthy adult volunteers. Forty subjects ... single dose (ranging from 45 to 1,440mg) or ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:4/28/2016)... India , April 28, 2016 ... Infosys (NYSE: INFY ), and Samsung SDS, a ... that will provide end customers with a more secure, ... services.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130122/589162 ) , ... services, but it also plays a fundamental part in enabling ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... LONDON , April 26, 2016 ... EdgeVerve Systems, a product subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: ... a partnership to integrate the Onegini mobile security ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20151104/283829LOGO ) The ... enhanced security to access and transact across channels. ...
(Date:4/19/2016)... April 20, 2016 The new ... a compact web-based "all-in-one" system solution for all door ... reader or the door interface with integration authorization management ... control systems. The minimal dimensions of the access control ... the building installations offer considerable freedom of design with ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):