Vijay Gokhale

Vijay Gokhale

Associate Research Professor
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Work Summary

Vijay Gokhale's work includes the use of medicinal chemistry in the development of small molecule therapeutics for neuropathic pain, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and acute lung injury and cancer.

Research Interest

I am a senior research scientist and oversees medicinal chemistry research at BIO5 Institute's drug discovery initiative. I oversee group of medicinal chemistry involved in the development of small molecule therapeutics for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), neuropathic pain, acute lung injury and cancer. I am co-founder of Reglagene and Regulonix - two biotech companies with startup technology from the University of Arizona. I have 15 years' experience in medicinal chemistry with expertise in translational drug development. I am also a co-inventor of small molecules targeting hTERT and MYC for the treatment of glioblastoma, melanoma, lymphomas and prostate cancer. Our work in the area of neuropathic pain has led to successful funding from Tech Launch Arizona and will result in STTR funding from NIH.