North Jersey Section
American Chemical Society

Oct 13, 2016 – DMDG Fall Symposium and Vendor Exhibition


2016 Fall Symposium & Vendor Exhibition

Sponsored by the

North Jersey ACS Drug Metabolism Discussion Group

“Transforming assessment of Drug Disposition with Novel Methodologies”

Date:    October 13, 2016
Time:    8:00 am – 3:45 pm
Venue:  The Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873 [ directions ]

Registration Information:

  • Pre-registration fee is $125 (pre-register by Oct 6, 2016).
  • Registration fee at the door is $150 (Checks only)
  • Registration fee is $10 for students and postdocs and $50 for faculty
  • Registration is free for unemployed

Please plan to pre-register as a group, as coordinated by a member of the NJACS DMDG Steering Committee List, below, from your organization.

  • If you have no DMDG member at your company, please contact Bo Wen ( for registration.
  • Payments by personal or company checks. Sorry, credit cards are not accepted.
  • Checks should be made payable to: NJ Drug Metabolism Discussion Group.


  • Please contact Anima Ghosal ( for information concerning exhibits


“Translational Advances in Drug Disposition and Toxicity:
Emerging Technologies and Tools”

8:00 a.m.

Registration / Continental Breakfast / Vendor Exhibit

9:00 a.m.

Introductory Remarks

Bo Wen, Chair, NJ DMDG

9:10 a.m.

Predicting Transporter-Based Systemic and Tissue Drug Disposition Using Quantitative Proteomics and PET Imaging

Jashvant Unadkat, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

10:00 a.m.

Decoding Host-Microbe Communication Through Metabolomics

Andrew Patterson, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

10:45 a.m.

Vendor Exhibit & Coffee Break

11:30 p.m.

Drug Metabolism Enzyme and Transporter Pharmacogenetics in Drug Development: Industry Practices and Challenges

William Brian, PhD, Senior Director, Department of Translational Medicine and Early Development (TMED), Sanofi, Bridgewater, NJ

12:15 p.m.

Lunch & Vendor Exhibit

1:45 p.m.

Transporter-Mediated Asymmetric Tissues Disposition for Drug Efficacy and Toxicity: Opportunities and Challenges in Translation

Yurong Lai, PhD, Sr. Principal Scientist, Department of Pharmaceutical Candidate Optimization, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ

2:30 p.m.

Vendor Exhibit & Coffee Break

3:00 p.m.

How Can The Evolution of LC/MS Technology Enable Drug Metabolism Scientists to Continue Their Remarkable Contributions to Drug Discovery and Development?

Mingshe Zhu, PhD, Principal Scientist, Department of Biotransformation, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ

3:45 p.m.

Program Closure


NJ-DMDG Steering Committee 2016-2017
Name Company E-mail address Responsibility
Bo Wen GSK Chair, 2016-17
Manthena Varma Pfizer Chair Elect, 2017-18
Zhao pie Zeng Sanofi Treasurer
Anima Ghosal Kean Univ Vendor Liaison
Lauren Aleksunes Rutgers Univ Past Chair, 2015-16
Richard Tschirret-Guth Merck Past Chair, 2014-15
Wing Lam Janssen R&D Past Chair, 2013-14
Allen Jones Past Chair, 2012-13
Lian Zhou BMS Past Chair, 2011-12
Imad Hanna Novartis Member
Ron Kong PTC Therapeutics Member
Lei Tang Sanofi Member
Li Yu Roche Member
Yaofeng Cheng BMS Member
Virna Schuck Novartis Member
Naiyu Zheng BMS Member
Beth Joshi Merck Member
Matthew Hoffmann Celgene Member
Karen H. Dingley Celgene Member
Carolina Berthiaume Member
Maria Markowska Member


Directions to the Palace at Somerset Park

    333 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873
    Phone: 732-302-9922

From the New Jersey Turnpike:

    Exit 10 to Interstate 287 North.
    Follow 10 miles to Exit 10 (527 New Brunswick -- South Bound Brook).
    Take Easton Ave towards South Bound Brook to first light,
    make left (Davidson Ave.)

From New York City:

    Lincoln Tunnel to N.J. Turnpike South.
    Follow N.J. Turnpike directions mentioned above.

From Route 287:

    If traveling north:

      Exit 10 (527 New Brunswick -- South Bound Brook).
      Follow sign towards Bound Brook, to light
      make left (Davidson Ave.)
    If traveling south:

      Exit 10 (527 New Brunswick).
      Left on Easton Ave., to light,
      make left (Davidson Ave).

From Newark Airport:

    Take NJ Turnpike South to Exit 10
    I-287 North to Exit 10 (Easton Ave)
    at first light, go left on Davidson Ave.
    Hotel immediately on left.