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Drug Discovery Group

Barbara Slusher, Ph.D., M.A.S.

Principal Investigator:
Barbara Slusher, Ph.D., M.A.S.

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Barbara Slusher, M.A.S., Ph.D., leads a 20-member veteran drug discovery team of medicinal chemists, assay developers, pharmacologists, toxicologists and pharmacokinetic/drug metabolism experts, who identify novel drug targets arising from JHU faculty’s research and translate them into new, small molecule drug therapies. Her team collaborates extensively with faculty at the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and leads the BKI immunotherapy drug discovery core, aimed at developing new immune-targeting drug therapies for laboratory and clinical testing at Johns Hopkins.

Research Areas: glutamine antagonist, drug discovery, cancer, immunotherapy, cancer metabolism

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