Michelle Arkin, PhD
|School||UCSF School of Pharmacy|
|Address||1700 4th Street|
San Francisco CA 94158
|Bryn Mawr College||1989||Shippen Science Scholarship|
|Bryn Mawr College||1989||Dorothy Nepper Marshall Fellowship |
|Armed Force||1989||Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Scholarship|
|Bryn Mawr College||1990
||1991||European Traveling Fellowship |
|General Electric Foundation||1991
||1992||Blodgett Fellowship |
|National Science Foundation ||1992
|National Institutes of Health ||1995
||1997||National Institutes of Health Traineeship|
|Daymon Runyon – Walter Winchell Cancer Research Foundation ||1997
||1999||Daymon Runyon – Walter Winchell Cancer Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship|
|CHI||2010||Keynote address, Drug Discovery Chemistry, Protein-Protein Interactions |
|International Society for Medicinal Chemistry (Berlin)||2012||Keynote address, European Federation of Medicinal Chemistry|
|PPI-NET (London)||2013||Keynote address, PPI-NET |
|SLAS||2013||Finalist, SLAS Innovation Award |
Michelle’s lab develops innovative approaches to screen for chemical tools and drug leads, using biophysical approaches like fragment-based drug discovery and biological approaches including high-content imaging with primary cells and organisms. Our goal is to demonstrate ‘druggability’ of new target classes and to use our compounds to discover new targets for drug discovery. Areas of interest include protein-protein interactions, allosteric and scaffolding sites in enzymes, and orphan and neglected diseases. Michelle is Associate Director of the Small Molecule Discovery Center, a collaborative research and core lab that includes a high-throughput screening facility (smdc.ucsf.edu).
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