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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

andrew

Andrew Felts, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Associate Director of Medicinal Chemistry

nathan

Nathan Kett
Director of Analytical Chemistry

bruce

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

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


Support Staff

gordon

donna

Donna Johnson
Human Resources-Administrative Manager Joint with Basic Science Research POD3

cindy

Cindy Martinez
Administrative Manager


Project Leaders

aaron

Aaron Bender, Ph.D.
Drug Discovery Scientist I

elizabeth

Elizabeth Childress, Ph.D.
Drug Discovery Scientist I

kristen

Kristen Gilliland-
Meisenheimer, Ph.D.
Drug Discovery Scientist I

Changho

Changho Han
Drug Discovery Scientist II

Paul

Paul Spearing
Drug Discovery Scientist II

Kayla

Kayla Temple, Ph.D.
Drug Discovery Scientist II


Research Staff

Masahito

Masahito Abe, Ph.D.
Drug Discovery Scientist II

Sara Biscotto
Research Assistant I

rory

Rory Capstick
Research Assistant II

cayden

Cayden Dodd
Research Assistant I

alison

Alison Gregro
Drug Discovery Scientist II

gabe

Gabe Gwirtsman
Research Assistant I

dan

Dan Haymer
Research Assistant I

madeline

Madeline Long
Research Assistant II

matthew

Matthew Mulder
Drug Discovery Scientist II

chris

Chris Presley, Ph.D.
Sr. Research Specialist

carson

Carson Reed, Ph.D.
Drug Discovery Scientist I

christoper

Christopher Regan
Lab Technician

joza

Joza Schmitt
Research Assistant I

matthew

Matthew Spock
Research Assistant I

trevor

Trevor Trombley
Research Assistant I

jeremy

Jeremy Turkett
Research Assistant I

david

David Whomble
Research Assistant I

DMPK

sichen

Sichen Chang
Drug Discovery Scientist II

megan

Chandra Coleman
Research Assistant III

sara

Nathaniel Napier
Research Assistant III

megan

Megan Jackson
Drug Discovery Scientist I

katherine

Katherine Watson
Research Assistant III

Postdoctoral Research Fellows


Graduate Students

Visiting Scientists


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.
Research Professor
WARREN Director of Molecular Pharmacology

Hyekyung K. Plumley

Hyekyung K. Plumley
Director of Primary Screening

jerri

Jerri Rook, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
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