Editorial Board ::: Drug Metabolism Letters

ISSN: 1874-0758 (Online)
ISSN: 1872-3128 (Print)

Volume 10, 4 Issues, 2016

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Zhiyang Zhao
Alliance Pharma
Malvern, PA

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Zhiyang Zhao (Biography
Zhiyang Zhao

Zhiyang Zhao received his Ph.D. degree in Medicinal Chemistry from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. Dr. Zhao’s biopharmaceutical/pharmaceutical work experience encompasses over 25 years of research in metabolic and pharmacokinetic properties of compounds for drug discovery and development at Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline and Amgen. Currently, Dr. Zhao serve as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) at Alliance Pharma, Inc. and appointed as an adjunct professor at the School of Pharmacy, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Zhao has published over 50 peer reviewed original research papers and patents in the areas of new drug targets, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, and toxicology.


Alliance Pharma
Malvern, PA


Suresh K Balani
Takeda Pharmaceuticals International Company
Cambridge, MA

Associate Editor(s):

Region: USA
Michael Sinz
Bristol Myers Squibb
Wallingford, CT

Shufeng Zhou
University of South Florida
Florida, FL

Region: Asia
Ken-ichi Fujita
Showa University

Lee Jia
Fuzhou University

Region: Europe
Nico P.E. Vermeulen
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Editorial Board Members:

G.D. Bowers
Research Triangle Park, NC

J.S. Daniels
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

M.J. Gómez-Lechón
La Fe Hospital

E. Kantharaj
R & D Technical, D3, A*STAR

T. Kàroly
Preclinical Imaging Center

S. Mandlekar
Bristol-Myers Squibb India Pvt. Ltd.

K.B. Park
University of Liverpool

M.S. Roberts
University of South Australia

M. Soars
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Wallingford, CT

W. Xie
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
Pittsburgh, PA

D. Capone
Federico II University

R. Dickinson
University of Queensland at Royal Brisbane Hosp.

W.G. Humphreys
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Princeton, NJ

R.S. King
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI

A.P. Li (Biography
A.P. Li

Dr. Li (Ph. D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee) is President and CEO of In Vitro ADMET Laboratories Inc., Columbia, MD. He was previously Senior Fellow, Monsanto Company; CSO, In Vitro Technologies; Research Professor, St. Louis University Medical School, and CEO, Phase 1 Molecular Toxicology. His research is focused on the development and application of human-based in vitro experimental models in the accurate assessment of human drug properties including metabolic fate, drug-drug interactions and drug toxicity. Dr. Li has published over 170 research articles, book chapters, and reviews, and co-edited 5 books. He holds multiple U.S and international patents.


In Vitro ADMET Laboratories
Columbia, MD
United States

M. Moghaddam (Biography
M. Moghaddam

Dr. Mehran F. Moghaddam obtained his PhD in medicinal chemistry at Oregon State University-School of Pharmacy and investigated novel lipid metabolism at University of California-Davis as a postdoctoral researcher. He also completed an executive MBA at University of Southern California. He started his industrial career by joining DuPont in 1995. Subsequently, he worked in Pfizer and Celgene. He is currently the head of Discovery Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (DMPK) at Celgene, a global biopharmaceutical company with marketed blockbuster drugs in oncology and anti-inflammatory spaces.

Dr. Moghaddam has been a co-inventor on more than 5 patents. He has authored/co-authored more than 50 manuscripts on a variety of subject matters. He is on the editorial board of Drug Metabolism Letters and DARU. Additionally, he is a section editor for Current Medicinal Chemistry.


Celgene Corporation
San Diego, CA

C. Prakash
CP Pharma Consulting Principal, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics

M.J. Rose
CHDI Management Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

M. Ulgen
Acibadem University

H. Yamazaki (Biography
H. Yamazaki

Dr. Hiroshi Yamazaki has been Professor of Laboratory of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics at Showa Pharmaceutical University, Tokyo, Japan since 2005. He received his PhD degree from Osaka University in Japan and was trained at Vanderbilt University, TN, USA in 1994. He was a scientist at Osaka Prefectural Institute of Public Health and an Associate Professor of Kanazawa (1998) and Hokkaido (2001) University. He has authored over 340 publications and has been the recipient of the Japanese Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (JSSX) Award and Fellow. He is a member of several editorial committees and the JSSX President-elect (2016-2017).


Showa Pharma University

A. Collier
University of British Columbia

H. Glatt
German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE)

M. Kajbaf
GlaxoSmithKline S.p.A.
Fleming, Verona

G.N. Kumar (Biography
G.N. Kumar

Gondi N. Kumar obtained B. Pharm from Kakatiya University, India, M. Pharm from Andhra University, India, Ph.D. from University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, and post-doctoral fellowship evaluating metabolism of paclitaxel at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is a diplomate of American Board of Toxicology. Prior to Celgene, he had productive careers at Abbott and Amgen, as principal DMPK investigator for lopinavir/ritonavir (KaletraTM), cinacalcet (SensiparTM) and abarelix (PlenaxisTM). He has published over 50 research papers, PhRMA perspectives and book chapters, and is a co-inventor on multiple patents.


Celgene Corporation
Summit, NJ

B.L. Lum
Genentech Research and Early Development
South San Francisco, CA

A.F. Nassar
Brandies University
Waltham, MA

S. Pusalkar
Takeda Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Cambridge, MA

J.F. Rusling
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT

R.J. Weaver (Biography
R.J. Weaver

Dr. Weaver obtained his first degree in Biochemistry & Toxicology (Hons) from the University of Surrey, Guildford, and PhD from the Dept. of Medicine & Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen. Dr. Weaver also holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Warwick Business School, Warwick University, UK. Currently Dr Weaver is Associate Scientific Director, Servier Group, France. Affiliations included Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, European Registered Toxicologist and Committee Member of the Preclinical Drug Safety and Biological Discovery Expert Committees.


Institut de Recherches Internationales Servier
Suresnes Cedex

A.M. Yu (Biography
A.M. Yu

Dr. Aiming Yu is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine and a member of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at UC Davis School of Medicine. He also directs the PK/PD Bioanalytical Core Facility in support of drug development programs at UC Davis. Prof. Yu’s research interests include microRNA pharmacoepigenetics, and cancer pharmacology and therapy. His current research focuses on the delineation of mechanistic functions of noncoding RNAs in the control of cellular processes including drug disposition and tumor progression, and development of novel noncoding RNA-based therapeutics.


University of California-Davis
Sacramento, CA

Reviewer Panel:

1. M. Gooyit (USA)
4. M. Liu (USA)
7. D. Brian (USA)
10. M. Chetty (Australia)
13. M.T. Donato (Spain)
16. D. Fuchs (Austria)
19. K. Grime (UK)
22. N. Helsby (New Zealand)
25. M. Hu (USA)
28. H. Jeong (USA)
31. R.A. Kemper (USA)
34. J. Lambert (USA)
37. F. Martel (Portugal)
40. R.P. Meyer (Germany)
43. A. Palotas (Hungary)
46. W. Tang (USA)
49. M. Vastag (Hungary)
52. Z. Yan (USA)
2. L. Berry (USA)
5. Y. Guo (USA)
8. E. Chan (Singapore)
11. B. Chowbay (Singapore)
14. Z. Dvorak (Czech Republic)
17. A. Galetin (UK)
20. J. Gu (China)
23. N. Hewitt (Germany)
26. B. Houston (UK)
29. Y. Jounaidi (USA)
32. G.M. Kirby (Canada)
35. M.-C. Liu (USA)
38. H.H. Maurer (Germany)
41. B. Moorthy (USA)
44. E. Schuetz (USA)
47. R. Tolando (Germany)
50. K. Venkatakrishnan (USA)
53. C.-H. Yun (Republic of Korea)
3. C. Guo (USA)
6. P. Anzenbacher (Czech Republic)
9. K.-C. Cheng (USA)
12. C. Collins (USA)
15. A. El-Kadi (Canada)
18. L.L. Gan (USA)
21. J. Hakkola (Finland)
24. P. Honkakoski (Finland)
27. F. Innocenti (USA)
30. A.S. Kalgutkar (USA)
33. M. Kranendonk (Portugal)
36. P.H. Marathe (USA)
39. A. McLachlan (Australia)
42. A. Nishikawa (Japan)
45. M.-R. Shiran (Iran)
48. Y.-F. Ueng (Taiwan)
51. E.L. Woodahl (USA)
54. J.Y. Zhang (China)

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