UC San Diego Health in the Community: Congressman Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) visited UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to learn about advancements in drug science and development. He views small parasites called schistosomes through a microscope and learns about the importance of robotics in pharmaceutical science from Dean James McKerrow, MD, PhD, from Skaggs.
YouTube: Schistosomiasis expert, Conor Caffrey discusses drug discovery efforts towards addressing this life-threatening neglected disease and his perspectives on what the future holds for schistosomiasis treatment and prevention. Conor Caffrey recently guest edited a Future Medicinal Chemistry special focus issue on schistosomiasis. In recognition of the importance of open science in neglected disease drug discovery, the editorial team have made this issue free to access.
KPBS: San Diego Nonprofit Biotech Focuses on Neglected Tropical Diseases
Imagine a biotech company that pledges not to make money. That’s what a San Diego chemist, Marco Biomonte, has done. His non-profit biotech specializes in neglected tropical diseases. Company's unique mission: to develop tests that detect whether someone is infected with worms. The test for river blindness and loaisis would really fill a need, according to Dr. James McKerrow, the dean of UC San Diego’s Skaggs School of Pharmacy.
UC San Diego News Center: Meet Dr. James McKerrow, Dean of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
In July 2014, Dr. James H. McKerrow became only the second dean of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, which opened its doors to its first class in the fall of 2002.