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Dr. Donald J. Abraham

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Visiting Research Scientist

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Local Address: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Medical Research Council
20 Park Crescent
London, London W1B 1AL
United Kingdom

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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Ph.D.
  • BS degree , Chemistry
    Penn State University
  • Ph.D. degree
    Purdue
63 Total References
Web References
AesRx – Strategic Advisory Board
www.aesrx.com, 19 May 2014 [cached]
Donald J. Abraham, Ph.D.
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Donald J. Abraham, Ph.D. Professor Abraham is an inventor of Aes-103. He is a Professor in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He was Chairman of the Department from 1988-2002. Professor Abraham is also Director of VCU's Institute of Structural Biology and Drug Discovery. In addition, Professor Abraham is a visiting research scientist at the Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England. Prior to joining VCU, Professor Abraham was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh as well as Directory of the University's Drug Design and Development Program. He has won numerous prizes including: American Chemical Society's Innovator of the Year; Virginia Biotechnology Association's Educator of the Year; and Virginia Science Museum - Virginia Outstanding Scientist of the Year.
Professor Abraham has authored numerous peer review publications and was Editor of the 6th Edition of Berger's Medicinal Chemistry. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Professor Abraham received a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Purdue University, an M.S. in Organic Chemistry from Marshall University and a B.S. in Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University.
AesRx – Clinical Advisory Board
www.aesrx.com, 15 Mar 2010 [cached]
Donald J. Abraham, Ph.D. Clinical Advisory Board Professor Abraham is an inventor of Aes-103. He is a Professor in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He was Chairman of the Department from 1988-2002. Professor Abraham is also Director of VCU's Institute of Structural Biology and Drug Discovery. In addition, Professor Abraham is a visiting research scientist at the Medical Research Council, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England. Prior to joining VCU, Professor Abraham was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh as well as Directory of the University's Drug Design and Development Program. He has won numerous prizes including: American Chemical Society's Innovator of the Year; Virginia Biotechnology Association's Educator of the Year; and Virginia Science Museum - Virginia Outstanding Scientist of the Year.
Professor Abraham has authored numerous peer review publications and was Editor of the 6th Edition of Berger's Medicinal Chemistry. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Professor Abraham received a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Purdue University, an M.S. in Organic Chemistry from Marshall University and a B.S. in Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University.
Allos
www.allos.com, 15 April 2004 [cached]
Donald J. Abraham, Ph.D.Chairman of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University
Donald J. Abraham, Ph.D. is a founder of Allos and has served as a member of our Board of Directors since our inception in 1992.He has been a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University since 1988.From 1972 to 1988, he was a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh.Dr. Abraham received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Purdue University.He currently is Director of the Institute for Structural Biology and Drug Discovery at the Virginia Commonwealth University.
AACP
www.aacp.org, 5 Aug 2001 [cached]
Alexandria, Va. - Donald J. Abraham, Ph.D., professor and department chair of medicinal chemistry and director of the Institute for Structural Biology and Drug Discovery at Virginia Commonwealth University, has been selected by the AACP Board of Directors as the recipient of the 2002 AACP Paul Dawson Biotechnology Award and will be honored in Kansas City, Missouri, during the annual meeting awards banquet on July 16.The award, sponsored by Amgen Inc., consists of a double helix glass sculpture and a $10,000 cash prize.He will also present an address at a special session on July 16.Dr. Abraham becomes the 10th winner of the Paul Dawson Biotechnology Award.
Professor Abraham has had a highly productive and distinguished career and has consistently made significant contributions in instruction, research, and scholarly activity.Dr. Abraham has published over 130 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has received almost $9 million in extramural funding during his career.He was a visiting professor at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK, working with the founder of that laboratory, Max Perutz, and the University of Parma in Italy.He also won a Humboldt-Stiftung Award to work in the Max Plank Institute for Biochemistry in Munich-Martinsreid, Germany and the School of Pharmacy at the University of Munich.
An early leader in the area of anti-gelling agents to treat sickle cell anemia, Dr. Abraham is recognized nationally and internationally for his research on allosteric effectors of hemoglobin.
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Professor Abraham was instrumental in bringing the area of biotechnology into the pharmacy curriculum at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he has been a faculty member since 1988, and, more importantly, into the curricula of other programs within the University.His course in molecular modeling is taken by graduate students from many different disciplines and is one of the most popular graduate courses in the University.Dr. Abraham is one of the original crafters of the Virginia Bioinformatics Consortium, a statewide bioinformatics partnership of VCU, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Georgia Mason University.
He is the co-founder of EduSoft LC, a software company that specializes in drug design software and founder of a new biotechnology company, Allos Therapeutics, Inc.He serves as editor of Burger's Medicinal Chemistry, 6th Edition, and has designed a new textbook on drug discovery.Recently, Dr. Abraham was appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia as a member of the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Commission and the Virginia Research and Technology Advisory Commission.
Virginia BioTechnology Research Park
www.vabiotech.com, 16 Mar 2009 [cached]
A friend gave me a computer game to play to pass the time that I spent recovering in bed. Since then I have had a dream of using game playing -- not just for amusement, but to teach science," says Donald Abraham, Ph.D., co-founder of kSERO, professor of Medicinal Chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University and director of VCU's Institute for Structural Biology and Drug Discovery.
kSERO is a life science company based at the Virginia BioTechnology Research Park that works with scientists and educators to create games, books and programs. The company was launched in 2002 by Abraham and Susan Hardwicke, Ph.D., who also founded Richmond-based Edutest, Inc.
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