UGA Signature Lecture Series: The Chu Lectureship featuring Dr. Emma Parmee

“New Directions in Chemistry: Expanding Exploration of Chemical Space,” Dr. Emma Parmee, Global Head of Discovery Sciences, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson.

Parmee is considered a leader and top expert in drug manufacturing and development. Most notably, she was one of the lead investigators in the discovery of Januvia, a revolutionary drug that helps lower blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes without the side effects of some of the previously available treatments. Parmee obtained her Bachelor of Arts and Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Oxford University. She also held a NATO postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Parmee has almost 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry working in numerous therapeutic areas at major pharmaceutical companies, including Merck and now Janssen. She has received numerous awards, including the Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award and the Gordon E. Moore Medal from the Society of Chemical Industry. 

The Chu Lectureship honors the outstanding accomplishments of Distinguished Research Professor and Professor Emeritus Dr. David Chu, who has spent his entire career researching new drugs for the treatment of viral infections and cancer. 

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Wednesday, April 14 at 11:00am to 12:30pm

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