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Q Founder Series | Project Leadership in Drug Discovery

When: Thursday, July 18, 2024
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CT

Where: Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center, Hughes Auditorium, Lurie 1-133, 303 E. Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sonia Kim   (847) 467-0446

Group: Innovation and New Ventures Office

Category: Academic


After 25 years at GlaxoSmithKline as a medicinal chemist and department director, in 2019 Mike Bishop started Bishop Drug Discovery Consulting LLC, where his collaborations seek to discover new medicines.  Drug discovery and development is a team effort, relying on multiple experts contributing effectively to deliver the desired outcome: a novel drug that will hopefully improve human health.  Mike will share thoughts on what makes an excellent project team leader, techniques to consider, and some learnings from his personal experience.

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OUR SPEAKER:  Mike Bishop (Founder | Bishop Drug Discovery Consulting, LLC)

Mike Bishop started Bishop Drug Discovery Consulting LLC in San Diego in 2019 after 26 years as a medicinal chemist with the pharmaceutical company, GSK. As a consultant, Mike mainly supports small biotechs in their quest for new medicines across multiple therapeutic areas.  With GSK, from 2001 to 2014, he directed a department of medicinal chemists and DMPK scientists with a focus on metabolic diseases, identifying ~10 clinical development candidates.  From 2014 to 2019, Mike served as a Director in GSK’s Discovery Partnerships with Academia (DPAc) unit, with responsibilities for vetting of research opportunities, building collaborative workplans and leading joint drug discovery research programs with academic investigators.  

Mike earned a B.A. in chemistry from Rice University in Houston, TX, worked in the petrochemical industry with Amoco Chemical in Texas City, TX for two years, and then returned to Rice, earning a Ph.D. in organic chemistry.  

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