The Chu Lectureship: “New Directions in Chemistry: Expanding Exploration of Chemical Space”
The Chu Lectureship was established to bring internationally-recognized leaders in drug discovery to the University of Georgia and to honor the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of Distinguished Research Professor and Professor Emeritus C. K. David Chu in the College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences.
This year, Emma Parmee, Global Head of Discovery Sciences at Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson, will deliver the lecture.
Parmee is considered a leader and top expert in drug manufacturing and development. Most notably, she was one of the lead investigators in the discovery of Januvia, a revolutionary drug that helps lower blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes without the side effects of some of the previously available treatments. Parmee obtained her Bachelor of Arts and Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Oxford University. She also held a NATO postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Parmee has nearly 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry working in numerous therapeutic areas at major pharmaceutical companies, including Merck. She has received numerous awards, including the Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award and the Gordon E. Moore Medal from the Society of Chemical Industry.
This event is part of the University of Georgia’s Spring 2021 Signature Lectures.