Mark Suto to join the Southern Research Institute as Vice President of Drug Discovery

Life Science Partner recruits former Vice President, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Icagen, Inc.

Life Science Partner announces the recruitment of Mark Suto, PhD, an experienced scientist and drug discovery executive, to the Southern Research Institute in Birmingham, Alabama.  Southern Research Institute.  With a focus on the discovery and advancement of new, small-molecule therapeutics from the design stage to the clinic, Southern Research’s Drug Discovery Research Division has accomplished innovative research in the areas of cancer, infectious disease and neuroscience.

Suto was previously Vice President at Icagen, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the novel small molecule drugs that target ion channels in diverse therapeutic areas. He was responsible for leading discovery and development chemistry activities, including medicinal, bioanalytical and computational chemistry for the company.  Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at Neurion Pharmaceuticals.

“Suto is a passionate and articulate individual, with an impressive background in drug discovery,” noted Tom Callaway, MD, founder and president of Life Science Partner.  “He will bring infectious enthusiasm along with 28 years of large pharmaceutical and biotechnology experience to the team at Southern Research.”

Suto earned his Bachelor of Science Degree and PhD in Medicinal Chemistry from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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