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Members

Principal Investigator

craig

Craig W. Lindsley, Ph.D.
William K. Warren, Jr. Chair in Medicine
University Professor of Pharmacology, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Director, Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

Group Leadership

oliver

Olivier Boutaud, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Director of DMPK

darren

Darren W. Engers, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Director of Medicinal Chemistry

julie

Julie Le Engers, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Associate Director of Medicinal Chemistry

nathan

Nathan Kett
Drug Discovery Scientist II
WCNDD CS Site Head

Valerie Kramlinger
Research Assistant Professor Director of DMPK

bruce

Bruce J. Melancon, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Director of Medicinal Chemistry
Editor-in-Chief, ASSAY and Drug Development Technologies

Hyekyung K. Plumley
Drug Discovery Scientist II
Director of Molecular Pharmacology

chris

Chris Presley, Ph.D.
Drug Discovery Scientist I          Director of Analytical Chemistry

Nathalie Schnetz-Boutaud, Ph.D.
Research Instructor
Director of Compound Management

Project Leadership

aaron

Aaron Bender, Ph.D.
Drug Discovery Scientist II        Assistant Director of Medicinal Chemistry

elizabeth

Elizabeth Childress, Ph.D.
Drug Discovery Scientist I

kristen

Kristen Gilliland, Ph.D.
Drug Discovery Scientist I           Director of Outreach and Advocacy Programs

Changho

Changho Han
Drug Discovery Scientist II        Assistant Director of Medicinal Chemistry

Paul

Paul Spearing
Drug Discovery Scientist II

Kayla

Kayla Temple, Ph.D.
Drug Discovery Scientist II         Assistant Director of Medicinal Chemistry


Research Staff

Masahito

Masahito Abe, Ph.D.
Drug Discovery Scientist II

Lisa Barbaro, Ph.D.
Drug Discovery Scientist I

joseph

Joseph Bungard, Ph.D.
Drug Discovery Scientist I

Andrew Burns
Research Assistant I

rory

Rory Capstick
Research Specialist

Jeremy Coleman, Ph.D.
Drug Discovery Scientist I

katherine

Katherine Crocker, Ph.D.
Drug Discovery Scientist I

cayden

Cayden Dodd
Research Assistant I

Renn Duncan
Research Assistant I

alison

Alison Gregro
Drug Discovery Scientist II

dan

Dan Haymer
Research Assistant I

Joseph Inger
Research Assistant I

Caleb Jones, Ph.D.
Drug Discovery Scientist I

jinming

Jinming Li, Ph.D.
Drug Discovery Scientist I

madeline

Madeline Long
Research Specialist

Kiara Nichols
Research Assistant I

Lake Rabenold
 Research Assistant I

Upendra Rathnayake
 Drug Discovery Scientist I

Carson Reed
Drug Discovery Scientist I

Christopher Regan
Senior Research Assistant

Alexa Richardson
Research Assistant I

Joza Schmitt
Research Specialist

Esra Simsek
Research Assistant I

jeremy

Jeremy Turkett
Research Specialist

david

David Whomble
Research Assistant II

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Pharmacology & Primary Screening

Natasha Billard
Research Assistant II

Lucy Houghton
Research Assistant I

Mallory Maurer
Research Assistant II

DMPK

sichen

Sichen Chang
Drug Discovery Scientist II

Irene Zagol-Ikapitte
Drug Discovery Scientist

megan

Chandra Coleman
Research Assistant III

Nathaniel Napier
Research Assistant III

Lauren Parr
Research Assistant II

katherine

Katherine Watson
Research Specialist

Support Staff

Graduate Students


Collaborating WCNDD Leadership

jeff

P. Jeffrey Conn, Ph.D.
Lee E. Limbird Professor of Pharmacology
Founding Director of WCNDD, Director Emeritus

Jerod Denton, Ph.D.
Professor of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology Research
VUMC Department of Anesthesiology
Director of Ion Channel Pharmacology

carrie

Carrie Jones, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

colleen

Colleen Niswender, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
WARREN Director of Molecular Pharmacology

jerri

Jerri Rook, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Director of Behavioral Pharmacology

Photo Galleries

Ono Trip 2020

Christmas 2019

Halloween 2019

Summer Kick Off 2019

VCNDD 5K Fun Run 2019

Halloween 2018

Summer Kick Off 2018

Lindsley Lab Reunion 2018

NMCS 2018

Halloween 2017

 Christmas 2016 

Loveless Cafe 2016

Halloween 2016

Skydiving 2011