Prof. F. Peter Guengerich Dept. of Biochemistry, Center in Molecular Toxicology, Vanderbilt University, USA

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F. Peter Guengerich received his BS from the University of Illinois in 1970 and then did his graduate work at Vanderbilt University, receiving his PhD in Biochemistry in 1973. After two years as a research fellow at the University of Michigan, he was hired as Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at... read moreVanderbilt in 1975 and has been on faculty since then, having attained the rank of Professor in 1983. Prof. Guengerich was Director of the Center in Molecular Toxicology, an interdepartmental program at Vanderbilt, from 1981 to 2011. His own research laboratory deals with the chemical and biological mechanisms by which drugs and cancer-causing chemicals are processed and the relevance to drug development, toxicity, and disease. He is an author or co-author of 672 original research articles and 237 invited reviews. A major area of interest is the enzymology of cytochrome P450 enzymes, which are the major catalysts involved in the metabolism of drugs. These enzymes are of particular interest in pharmaceutical discovery and development because of their significance regarding issues such as bioavailability and toxicity.