Connect Conference & Show Floor Educational Sessions

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  • Magid Abou-Gharbia, Ph.D., FRSCAssociate Dean for Research, Laura H. Carnell Professor and Director, Moulder Center for Drug Discovery Research, School of PharmacyTemple University

    Magid Abou-Gharbia, Ph.D., FRSC is currently the Associate Dean for Research, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Director of the Moulder Center for Drug Discovery Research (MCDDR) at the School of Pharmacy, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. He is responsible for Setting and implementing School of Pharmacy research strategies to promote the school's research and entrepreneurial enterprise. Prior to joining Temple University in 2008, Magid spent 26 years at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals where he was senior Vice President and Head of Chemical and Screening Sciences. As Senior Vice President & Head of Chemical & Screening Sciences at Wyeth, he was responsible for overseeing and directing Wyeth chemistry and screening research efforts of 500 scientists at four US research facilities and 150 chemists in Hyderabad, India in support of drug discovery in Neuroscience, Inflammation, Women's Health/Bone, Oncology and Cardio-vascular/Metabolic Diseases therapeutic areas. He received his B.Sc. in Pharmacy and his M.Sc. in Medicinal Chemistry from Cairo University in 1971 and 1974, and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979. He also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of several companies and professional societies and has adjunct professor appointments at several universities in the US and abroad. He received numerous awards and honors including two ACS Heroes of Chemistry awards in 2008 for discovery of Torisel and 2014 for discovery of Effexor and was named in 2014 "Researcher and Educator of the Year" by the Philadelphia Business Journal and the PA Bio.