Alexander Tropsha

University of North Carolina, USA
Lecture Title: 
“Application of Text Mining Approaches to Drug Discovery”

Alexander Tropsha, PhD. is K.H. Lee Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Pharmacoinformatics and Data Science at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy (recently ranked #1 in the country by US News & World Report), UNC-Chapel Hill. Prof. Tropsha obtained PhD in Chemical Enzymology in 1986 from Moscow State University, Russia and came to UNC-Chapel Hill in 1989 as a postdoctoral fellow. He joined the School of Pharmacy in 1991 as an Assistant Professor and became full professor in 2002. His research interests are in the areas of Computer-Assisted Drug Design, Computational Toxicology, Cheminformatics, (Nano)Materials Informatics, and Structural Bioinformatics. His has authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters and co-edited two monographs. He is an Associate Editor of the ACS Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling. His research has been supported by multiple grants from the NIH, NSF, EPA, DOD, and private companies.