About the Authors

Dr. Siamak Cyrus Khojasteh received his BS from University of California at Berkeley and his PhD from University of Washington in Medicinal Chemistry under the direction of Dr. Sidney D. Nelson. Dr. Khojasteh leads the Metabolism efforts at Genentech (South San Francisco) and leads a team of about 20 scientists and prior to that he was a Senior Research Scientist at Pfizer (Groton, CT). His research interest is the mechanism of biotransformation particularly with the formation of reactive metabolites by P450 or non-P450 enzymes.

Dr. Harvey Wong graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Ph.D. in Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceu-tics. Following graduation, he worked at the DuPont Pharmaceutics Company followed by Bristol-Myers Squibb in the area of Neuroscience Drug Discovery. Currently, Harvey is a Senior Scientist in the Department of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics at Genentech, Inc. working in the areas of oncology and immunology. He is involved in pharmacokinetic modeling and defining preclinical PK-PD relationships for drug candidates in both therapeutic areas. Harvey has published over 70 publications and abstracts.

Dr. Cornelis E.C.A. Hop is supervising the Small Molecule Drug Metabolism & Pharmacokinetics Department at Genentech (South San Francisco) and leads a team of about 55 scientists involved in acquisition and interpretation of ADME data in support of drug discovery and development. Before that he was a senior director at Pfizer (Groton, CT) and a Senior Research Fellow at Merck (Rahway, NJ). Dr. Hop has extensive experience in ADME sciences and biotransformation, PK prediction and bioanalysis in particular. He has authored more than 100 publications in refereed journals and several book chapters and made more than 50 external oral presentations at conferences and universities.

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