Alison Axtman (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, SGC)
Alison Axtman is a synthetic medicinal chemist with more than 10 years of research experience working at the interface of chemistry and biology. Her research has focused on the synthesis of small molecules that selectively modulate proteins implicated in disease-propagating pathways. She is currently an assistant professor in the Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry Department in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. At the SGC-UNC, she leads the design of novel chemical probes for understudied protein kinases that is openly shared with collaborators to facilitate target discovery in human disease-relevant assays.