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Rory Capstick

Research Assistant II

B.S. Middle Tennessee State University, 2015
Major: Genetics/Biotechnology
Minor: Chemistry

Phone: (615) 322-7415

Fax: (615) 778-1414
Email: rory.a.capstick@vanderbilt.edu
Location: Cool Springs Innovation Park


Mailing Address:
Vanderbilt University/VCNDD
Cool Springs Innovation Park
393 Nichol Mill Lane, Room 1000
Franklin, TN 37067

Biosketch and Research Interests

Rory received his B.S. in Genetics/Biotechnology with a minor in Chemistry from Middle Tennessee State University in December 2015.

Rory joined the Lindsley laboratory in May 2016 and has worked on positive allosteric modulators (PAMs) for the muscarinic acetylcholine receptors M1. He is currently working on PAMs for M4 and mGluR4 receptors.

His research interests include medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, neuroscience and genetics.

Selected Publications

Engers, J.L.; Childress, E.S.; Long, M.F.; Capstick, R.A.; Luscombe, V.B.; Cho, H.P.; Dickerson, J.W.; Rook, J.M.; Blobaum, A.L.; Niswender, C.M.; Engers, D.W.; Conn, P.J.; Lindsley, C.W. ‘VU6007477, a Novel M1 PAM Based on a Pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine Carboxamide Core Devoid of Cholinergic Adverse Events’ ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters (2018); 9(9): 917-922. {DOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.8b00261; PMID: 30258541}