Sokol Institute for Pharmaceutical Life Sciences Presents Research Symposium

Christopher Malloy, Dean of the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy/Rutgers, to Speak

March 31, 2011—The first major review of transdisciplinary pharmaceutical life sciences research that is currently being conducted at Montclair State University’s Margaret and Herman Sokol Institute for Pharmaceutical Life Sciences will be held Tuesday, April 5, 2011 on the University’s campus.

The current cohort of Sokol Institute Research Fellows will present their findings in the areas of medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, biochemistry, natural products chemistry, molecular biology, computational sciences, environmental toxicology and pharmacology, and new emerging technologies such as biomaterials and nanotechnology.  The keynote speaker for the Symposium will be Christopher Malloy, dean of the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University.
                          
“Through our Sokol Institute Fellows Grant Program, the Institute has placed significant emphasis on advancing transdisciplinary research among College of Science and Mathematics faculty, students, and academic and industry collaborators,” said John Siekierka, director of the Sokol Institute.  “The transition towards transdisciplinary discovery—which explores research questions at the intersection of multiple fields—stems from the increasing complexity of 21st century scientific problems from global health to sustainability,” Siekierka added. 

The Symposium will be held on the Montclair State campus from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the University Hall Conference Center.  Admission is free of charge to all registered attendees, and includes lunch.  To register for the Symposium, go to: www.sokolsymposium.eventbrite.com

The Margaret and Herman Sokol Institute for Pharmaceutical Life Sciences was established within Montclair State’s College of Science and Mathematics in 2007 to rapidly advance the new skills, approaches, and research that are critical to the development of tomorrow’s solutions to global health issues.

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