BUFFALO, N.Y., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kinex Pharmaceuticals, LLC announced today that Dr. David Hangauer, who served as the Founding Senior Vice President of Research, will be appointed as Chief Scientific Officer of the Company.
Dr. Johnson Lau, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "David discovered and designed both of our lead compounds, KX01 and KX02. He is the soul of our scientific discovery programs. I have worked together with him for the last 7 years and he is always at his best, both scientifically and from his managing of the scientific team. I am honored that he has accepted the Chief Scientific Officer position and I look forward to working with him to grow Kinex Pharmaceuticals from a scientific perspective."
Dr. Hangauer is a leader in the field of medicinal chemistry. Following doctoral studies in chemistry at The University at Buffalo, he spent nine years at Merck Sharp and Dohme Research Laboratories where he directed a variety of drug discovery projects and, in addition, was an early pioneer in the area of structure-based drug design. In 1989, he returned to academia and joined the chemistry faculty at The University at Buffalo where he has had a productive research career that focused initially on developing a new approach to the design of protein kinase inhibitors which led to Mimetica™, the patented technology Kinex Pharmaceuticals licensed from The University at Buffalo and upon which the company was originally based.
Dr. Hangauer's academic research is focused on the energetics of drugs binding to their receptors and has published extensively in this area. He has taught a range of courses to graduate and undergraduate students in medicinal and organic chemistry.
Dr. Hangauer's expertise has been sought by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide, including Lederle /Wyeth-Ayerst Research Laboratories, New Medical Technologies, Sphinx/Eli Lilly Pharmaceut
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