NeurOp, Inc. today announced that Lee H. Latimer, Ph.D., head of chemistry, has been elected as Director-at-Large for the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) 2016 Board of Directors. The Society announced election results on November 5.
Dr. Latimer has been a member of ACS since 1972 and became an ACS Fellow in 2012. He has held leadership positions at the local and national level of the organization and been recognized with a number of awards for his contributions.
“ACS is about opportunity for its members in so many ways. It has certainly been so for me. I enjoy meeting new challenges and colleagues in teams and applying my experience to make a difference,” said Latimer.
Dr. Latimer earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Wisconsin under the mentorship of B.M. Trost and held an NIH Fellowship with W.G. Dauben at the University of California at Berkeley and C.J. Sih at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. To learn more about Dr. Latimer’s extensive professional experience, click here.
NeurOp, Inc. is an Atlanta-based biopharmaceutical company developing new medicines for central nervous system disorders, including depression, neuropathic pain, ischemia (stroke), schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Its research targets various subunits of neuronal NMDA receptors and their potential therapeutic benefit. The company has licensed its technology to Bristol-Myers Squibb for the development of a compound for treatment-resistant depression. Multi-year funding from the NIH supports the company’s research and development programs for schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease and NP10679, its drug candidate for the prevention of ischemic damage during a stroke or subarachnoid hemorrhage. For more information, please visit www.neuropinc.com.
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