About the Author
Ala F. Nassar, PhD, provides technical and operational leadership in characterizing in vitro and in vivo metabolites. His research focuses on understanding how structure modification can improve the ADME profile for new chemical entities as they advance towards clinical candidacy. Recently, he identified and patented pharmacologically active metabolites of Nexavar®. Dr. Nassar serves on the Editorial Board of Drug Metabolism Letters and The Open Drug Metabolism Journal and is also a reviewer for several other journals.
Paul F. Hollenberg, PhD, is Maurice H. Seevers Collegiate Professor and Chair of Pharmacologyat The University of Michigan. His current research focuses on the relationship between thestructures of the active sites of cytochrome P450s and their catalytic function. Dr. Hollenbergwas cofounder and Associate Editor of Chemical Research in Toxicology and has served onnumerous editorial boards and review panels.
Joann Scatina, PhD, has over twenty-four years of drug metabolism experience, and is currentlyVice President of the Drug Metabolism Division, Drug Safety and Metabolism, for WyethResearch. Dr. Scatina's research interests include identification of metabolites, metabolicpathways and enzymes responsible, in vitro-in vivo extrapolation, and prediction of druginteractions. She is a member of the American Society for Pharmacology and ExperimentalTherapeutics and the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (ISSX) and is currentlyserving on the Editorial Board of Drug Metabolism Reviews.