Steve Jenkinson PhD
VP, Drug Discovery and Safety Assessment, USA
Steve Jenkinson is a thought leader in his field with a strong background in drug discovery and secondary pharmacology. He has managed drug discovery programmes across multiple therapeutic areas and stages, ranging from target identification to the nomination of candidates for preclinical development.
He has over 25 years leadership of drug discovery projects with GSK and Tanabe Research Laboratories and joins Metrion from Pfizer where, as Senior Director, he established, developed and led the secondary pharmacology and high throughput screening team. Additionally, Steve is co-chair of the IQ DruSafe Secondary Pharmacology working group and a member of the FDA’s HESI Pro-Arrhythmia group.
Steve completed two Postdoctoral research fellowships, the first at the Scripps Institute in La Jolla and the second at the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego, before returning to the UK to begin his drug discovery career at Pfizer, Sandwich. Steve received his undergraduate degree in Pharmacology from the University of Glasgow and PhD in Molecular Pharmacology from the University of Leicester. He also completed a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research at the University of California, San Diego.
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