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Innovation Catalyst Seminar: Innovations in...Drug Discovery


Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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UNH's Office for Research Partnerships & Commercialization presents:

Innovations in...Drug Discovery


Thursday, March 28th  

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Elliott Alumni Center - The 1925 Room


Join us for a special visit from Sanjeev Thohan, Senior Research Fellow in Preclinical Sciences/Translational Sciences at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research in Cambridge, MA.


What will you learn?

  • The most recent challenges and opportunities in the drug discovery industry

  • How the industry is progressing and its strategies to address demands

  • Areas ripe for innovation and disruption

Who should attend?

  • New and aspiring professionals in the life sciences field

  • Students, faculty, and staff

  • Seasoned life sciences veterans that can lend additional insight into their experiences

  • Anyone interested in learning more about the life sciences industry 

About our Presenter:


Sanjeev Thohan is a Senior Research Fellow in Preclinical Sciences/Translational Sciences at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research in Cambridge, MA. Prior to this role, he served as the Director of Non-Clinical Discovery/Development at Exelixis Inc in South San Francisco, CA. He holds MS and PhD degrees in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Arizona and University of Maryland with concentrations in interspecies drug metabolism mechanisms, bioactivation, and systems toxicology. His broad background from research units at Walter Reed Army Institute for Research, Covance, AstraZeneca, ViroPharma, and Exelixis allows him a unique vantage point to discovery-development based non-clinical research activities. During his research career, he has facilitated over 20 compounds into clinical trials in the Anti-infective, Anti-viral, Oncology, Metabolic Diseases and Cardiovascular therapeutic areas.


The official Twitter hashtag for this event is #orpccatalyst.


The seminar will be followed by beer and networking from 5:00-7:00pm in the same room. Attendees must be 21+ to partake.


ORPC seminars are located in the Elliott Alumni Center on the corner of Edgewood Road (off of Main Street) and Strafford Avenue in Durham.

Campus visitors are encouraged to park in Lot H for $1/hour; parking is free after 6pm. Metered parking is also available along Strafford Avenue.

New Parking for ORPC Catalyst Seminars



The Innovation Catalyst Seminar Series, hosted monthly, discusses relevant issues related to commercializing UNH’s innovations, including current and emerging best practices on campus.

The seminars are open to all and designed to be a meeting place for innovators, entrepreneurs, service providers, and anyone else interested in how the university innovations of today represent the information and opportunities of tomorrow.

Want to know the latest from the Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization? Follow Executive Director Marc Sedam on Twitter: @UNHinnovation


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Elliott Alumni Center
9 Edgewood Rd
Durham, NH 03824

Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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UNHInnovation advocates for, manages, and promotes UNH's intellectual property; promotes partnerships between UNH and the business community; and is responsible for licensing UNH technologies and creating start-up companies based on innovations created at UNH. UNHInnovation also hosts the InterOperability Laboratory and the NH Innovation Research Center.

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