Brian Wallheimer and Tammi Freehling | June 28, 2017
Brian Blagg, Ph.D., currently the Lester and Betty Mitscher Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Kansas, will join the University of Notre Dame as the incoming director of the Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development and the Charles Huisking Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, according to Mary E. Galvin, William K. Warren Dean of the College of Science. Rich Taylor, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, has been the acting director of the Warren Center since its inception in 2014.
“The College of Science is grateful to Rich Taylor for leading the effort to establish the Warren Center during his time as associate dean for research,” Galvin said. “As the inaugural director, he developed the center to support drug discovery research across the campus and promote external partnerships particularly in rare diseases. We are thrilled to have Brian Blagg join us and now look forward to seeing his efforts to expand the foundation, building upon the Center’s strong foundation.”