Immtech has alliances with a group of talented and dedicated scientists who have spent their careers in pursuit of cures for infectious diseases.
Immtech Pharmaceuticals has an alliance with a consortium of universities and research
institute laboratories. This gives us access to accomplished scientists and development
teams whose members contribute to the discovery and development of compounds in our
medicinal chemistry library.
Two of our most widely published and respected lead scientists, Dr. Richard Tidwell and
Dr. David Boykin, have attracted a cadre of other renowned scientists to the consortium.
Together, they offer a depth of research knowledge and capabilities rivaled only by large,
multifaceted pharmaceutical companies.
Our scientists include:
Richard R. Tidwell, PhD
Head of Research
Director of the Research Consortium,
Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board
David W. Boykin, PhD
Regents’ Professor Emeritus of Chemistry,
Georgia State University
Byron L. Blagburn, PhD
Department of Pathobiology
Dr. Blagburn received his Master of Science degree in Parasitology from
Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI. He received his PhD degree in
Parasitology from the University of Illinois under the guidance of Drs.
Kenneth S. Todd and Norman D. Levine. While at Illinois he continued his
research on the development, enteropathogenesis, and immunobiology of
coccidia of murids. He joined the Faculty at Auburn University in 1982. Dr.
Blagburn's current research interests focus on AIDS-associated protozoal
diseases induced by Cryptosporidium parvum and Toxoplasma gondii, as
well as protozoal diseases caused by Eimeria spp., Isospora spp.,
Hepatozoon americanum, Sarcocystis neurona and Neospora caninum. Dr.
Blagburn is the recipient of grants from the United States Department of
Agriculture, the National Institutes of Health, the American Foundation for Aids
Research, as well as numerous collaborative grants and contracts from
industry. Dr. Blagburn has received the Beecham Award for Research.
Christine C. Dykstra, PhD
Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Scott M. Franzblau, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago
James E. Hall, PhD
UNC-CH School of Medicine
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