About

John H. Van Drie is a multi-faceted, innovative, 30-year veteran of drug discovery, experienced as an entrepreneur, scientist and an executive. He has exceptional expertise in introducing novel approaches and advanced technology into drug discovery/development. He is a passionate drug-hunter who has contributed to the teams which discovered three marketed drugs. He launched Van Drie Research in 2007, to provide consulting and research services to biotech and pharma companies.

Prior to founding Van Drie Research, he held posts at The Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and Pharmacia in Kalamazoo, MI.

He studied theoretical chemistry as an NSF Fellow with W. A. Goddard III at Caltech; his PhD thesis, "Information Theory and Quantum Mechanics", was the first-ever exploration of that topic. He also studied with I. Prigogine as a BAEF Fellow at the Univ. Libre de Bruxelles.

John has been active in drug discovery since the mid-1980's. Here are his publications in the biomedical arena that have been indexed in PubMed.

Here he is on LinkedIn.


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—Richard Feynman

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