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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 i
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