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Innovation in RTP | Innovative Solutions for Anti-Parasitic Drug Discovery




4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Research Triangle Park
Innovation in RTP series


Speaker:  Kerrie Powell, Business Development Director, SCYNEXIS
Topic:  Innovative Solutions for Anti-Parasitic Drug Discovery

SCYNEXIS is a drug discovery and development company located in Research Triangle Park. SCYNEXIS has a long-standing commitment to the discovery of anti-parasitic drugs for Human Health (Neglected Tropical Diseases), Animal Health and Public Health. To achieve this, SCYNEXIS has developed a state-of-the-art platform to allow for the assessment of chemical libraries against over 30 parasite species relevant to global health. SCYNEXIS has targeted Biotechs as rich sources of innovation for evaluation of anti-parasitic activity. SCYNEXIS has a proven track record of success in the identification of chemical series with anti-parasitic properties that are currently being evaluated in animal and human clinical studies. This experience has allowed SCYNEXIS to create an innovative business model that builds potential partnerships between Biotechs and Human Health, Animal Health and Public Health organizations.

Speaker Bio:

Kerrie Powell joined SCYNEXIS in 2003. She was previously employed by Aventis CropScience and Bayer CropScience in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, as a molecular biologist in the Insect Genomics group. Powell joined SCYNEXIS to establish the parasitology screening platforms for the company’s animal health business collaborations and in 2006 became Animal Health Biology Manager. In this role, she continued to expand the company’s Integrated Parasitology platform. In 2012, she became the Director of Business Development for the Integrated Parasitology Business Unit. Powell received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Florida.

If you attend our event, please consider bringing a children’s book or two with you.  Community Outreach@rtp will be running a book drive to support the RTP Books on Break program, and we need your new and gently used children’s books!  We need books for elementary school children (1st through 6th grade), from picture books to chapter books.  And we are grateful for both new books and gently used books that your kids may have outgrown.  To learn more, visit

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