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Marvin L. Bayne

BayneMolecular Biologist. Fellow since 2016, formerly Vice President of Discovery Technologies at the Schering-Plough Research Institute.

Ph.D. Northwestern University 1978

Research Interests: Molecular biology, biochemistry and genomics, the use of the model organism C. elegans to model human diseases, protein engineering

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William C. Campbell, Nobel Laureate

Photo-22-of-William-C-Campbell-_©-Nobel-Media-AB-Photo-Pi-Frisk_1Nobel Prize in Medicine, 2015

Parasitologist, Fellow 1990 – 2010,  RISE Associate since 2010, formerly Senior Director, Basic Parasitology, Merck & Company, Inc.

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1957

Research Interests: Parasitology, chemotherapy of parasitic infections
Contact: wcampbel@drew.edu, 973-408-3096


Neal C. Connors

LD_1115_Neal_Connors_01611Microbiologist, RISE Associate since 2012.  Formerly Senior Investigator, Bioprocess R&D, Merck Research Labs.  Currently President of Phoenix BioConsulting, LLC and CTO of Kalion, Inc

Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1991.

Research Interests: Microbial fermentation, bioprocess development, therapeutic natural products, renewable fuels and chemicals.
Contact: nconnors@drew.edu, 973-408-3794, HSC 318


Bimalendu DasMahapatra

LD_1115_Bimal_Dasmahapatra_0003Molecular Biologist, Fellow since 2011, formerly Research Fellow of Oncology and Virology drug discovery research at Schering-Plough Co.

Ph.D., University of Calcutta, India, 1977

Research Interests: Drug discovery in Oncology. Studying tumor suppressor genes, oncogenes and their functional modulation by small molecules for development of cancer therapeutics. Antiviral discovery research.
Contact: bdasmahapatra@drew.edu  973-408-3078, HSC 325


Arnold L. Demain

LD_1115_Arnold_Demain_0011Microbial Biochemist, Fellow since 2001, formerly Professor of Industrial Microbiology in the Biology Department, MIT. Previously Founder and Head of Department of Fermentation Microbiology at Merck & Co., Inc.

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley and Davis, 1954

Research Interests: Regulation of microbial fermentations, biotransformations, natural products
Contact: ademain@drew.edu, 973-408-3937, HSC 330


Ronald J. Doll

LD_1013_RDoll_0240Organic Chemist, Fellow since 2010, formerly Director of Chemical Research, Infectious Diseases and Tumor Biology, Schering-Plough Research Institute and Merck Research Laboratories.

Ph.D., Duke University, 1975.

Research Interests: Synthetic organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, synthetic methods and preparing compounds with interesting biological, chemical and physical properties.
Contact: rdoll@drew.edu, 973-408-3168, HSC 332

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John R Eickmeyer

LD_1115_John_Eickmeyer_0052Physicist, Systems Engineer, Fellow since 2012, formerly Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and Chief Engineer, Bell Laboratories.

Ph.D. Cornell University 1976

Research Interests: Optics; Optical Communications; Fundamental Problems in Quantum Mechanics including coherence, decoherence and the transition to classical physics.
Contact: jeickmeyer1@drew.edu  973-408-4983, HSC 325


C. Anderson Evans

LD_1115_Andy_Evans_0081Spectroscopist, RISE Associate since 2012, formerly member of Small Molecule Structure Elucidation Group at Schering-Plough and Merck.

B.S. Chem at Georgia Tech, Ph. D. Organic Chemistry, University of Georgia, 1974

Research Interests:  Organic structure determination, small molecule binding to micelles, NMR pulse programming, NMR density matrix calculations
Contact: cevans1@drew.edu  973-408-4981, HSC 318


Vince Gullo

LD_1013_VGullo_00571Organic Chemist, Fellow since 2007, formerly Vice President of Drug Discovery, Cetek Corporation, previously, Senior Director of New Lead Discovery, Schering Plough Research Institute, and Research Fellow, Natural Product Chemistry, Merck & Co., Inc.

Ph.D., Columbia University, 1975

Research Interests: Drug discovery, natural products, high throughput screening, medicinal chemistry
Contact: vgullo@drew.edu, 973-408-3904, HSC 331


Jon R. Kettenring

LD_1115_JonKettenring_0066Statistician, Director of RISE since 2008, Fellow since 2004, formerly Executive Director, Bellcore and Telcordia Technologies.

Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1969

Research Interests: Multivariate methods, robust methods, outlier detection, cluster analysis, data analysis
Contact: jkettenr@drew.edu, 973-408-3829, HSC 322


Sam Kongsamut

LD_0216_RISE_SKongsamut_0050_webNeuropharmacologist. Visiting Scientist at RISE, 2016, formerly Director of External Innovation at Sanofi and Executive Director of Pharmacology at Neurotrope BioScience Inc.

Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1986.

Research Interests: Neuroscience, pharmacology, drug discovery, entrepreneurship.
Contact: skongsamut@drew.edu, 973-408-3445, HSC 329


James M. Miller

LD_0316_Miller_Jim_0073Chemist, Fellow since 1997 2013, RISE Associate since 2013, formerly Professor of Chemistry, Drew University.

Ph.D., Purdue University, 1960

Research Interests: Analytical chemistry, chromatography, capillary electrophoresis
Contact: jmiller@drew.edu, 973-408-3369  HSC 333


Barbara Petrack

LD_0216_BPetrack_0074-1024x683Biochemist, RISE Emerita 2014, RISE Fellow 1997-2014, formerly Research Fellow, CIBA-Geigy (Novartis).

Ph.D., New York University Medical Center, 1957

Research Interests: Enzymology, regulation of metabolism, nitric oxide, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes
Contact: bpetrack@drew.edu, 973-408-3567, HSC 329