New Program Chair: Kaushik Mitra
I am also pleased to announce that Kaushik Mitra has agreed to serve as Program Chair for 2009-2010.
We are enthusiastic about Kaushik
and also hope that he
will be able to stimulate more participation in the program from our industrial members.
Kaushik Mitra, Our Next Program Chair
Kaushik Mitra, Senior Research Chemist in the Department of Drug Metabolism at Merck Research Laboratories in Rahway, N.J. has been appointed by the Executive Committee to be the next Program Chair for the Division.
term will begin in January.
became active in TOXI
as a doctoral student in organic chemistry at the University of Missouri
, along with Paul Henderson, Shauna Sturla, and Scott Daniels, all current Executive Committee members, represent a new generation of TOXI
leaders whose activities began when they were either grad students or postdocs.
Following his Ph. D. at Missouri with Kent Gates (1999), Mitra took a postdoctoral position with John Essigmann at MIT.
Integrating reactive metabolite liability considerations into drug design during SAR development (Kaushik Mitra and Christine Fandozzi, Merck) (3:00-5:00 PM)