Regional Academic Drug Discovery Day 2019

Fri, Nov 1, 2019, 8:30 am
New Jersey Academic Drug Discovery Consortium
Princeton University Dean for Research. Office of Corporate Engagement and Office of Technology Licensing

Join us for the 3rd Annual Regional Academic Drug Discovery Conference

November 1, 2019, 8:30am-5:30pm

McDonnell Hall, Princeton University

More than 200 stakeholders in drug discovery from industry, academia and government will come together on the Princeton University campus for a full day of programming. (Check out highlights of this year's program.)

Tickets are now on sale! 

Students tickets available at link too.
Please share this conference info with colleagues.

New Jersey Academic Drug Discovery Consortium

Hosted by:

Princeton University

Calls for Conference Content

Deadlines are approaching. Please make your submission as soon as possible to ensure consideration of your proposal.

Call for Abstracts of Presentations


Poster Reservations and Information

Deadline: Only a few spots remain. Please submit ASAP!

Poster guidelines and submission form are found here.  Maximum size:  4' x 4'  For more information, contact Troy Messick,

Program Highlights

2019 Keynote

Barry R. O'Keefe, Ph.D.  Acting Chief, Molecular Targets Program  Center for Cancer Research  Chief, Natural Products Branch, Developmental Therapeutics Program  Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis  National Ca

Natural Product-based Drug Discovery: Why, How and Is Now the Time?

Barry R. O'Keefe, Ph.D.
Acting Chief, Molecular Targets Program, Center for Cancer Research; Chief, Natural Products Branch, Developmental Therapeutics Program. Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis
National Cancer Institute

Fireside Chats with Academic Spin-Outs, Kayothera and Manzara

Scientific Case Studies

Business Panel Discussion, featuring Daiichi Sankyo, Celgene, MPM Capital and BridgeBio

Poster Session


Thank you to our generous sponsors!


Daiichi-Sankyo, Inc.

GenMab logo



Celgene logoJubilant BiosysNew Jersey Health Foundation Logo



Alcami LogoBiolabsMRI Global  SAI Life logo


Attendee Information

Tickets On Sale Now

Student tickets also available at link.

Purchase your ticket through Eventbrite. 


Registration opens at 8:30. Program kicks off at 9am.

Please leave adequate time to get from your car to the conference venue.


Parking and Travel

Hotel Information

Travel and lodging info for visitors to the Princeton campus

Lodging info from, the Princeton Mercer Convention & Visitors Bureau

There are no negotiated discounts for travel or lodging related to this conference. 

Driving and Parking

Visitor parking is available for free in Lot 21, located at Faculty Road and Fitzrandolph Road.  McDonnell Hall is a 10 minute walk from Lot 21. 

Participants can also take the East Commuter Line shuttle from Lot 21 to the Jadwin Hall stop.  The shuttle runs every 10 minutes. 

Rail Routes

NJ TRANSIT trains and Amtrak trains service Princeton Junction

  • Northbound NJ Transit trains passing through Princeton Junction provide direct service to New York City.
  • A southbound transfer to the SEPTA regional rail Trenton Line train at Trenton provides service to Philadelphia.
  • Amtrak trains connect Princeton Junction to Washington, D.C., Boston and the broader region. 


McDonnell Hall is a 10 minute Lyft ride from Princeton Junction. 

Participants can also opt to take a train known locally as “The Dinky” connects campus (Princeton Station at Alexander Street).  McDonnell Hall is a 10 minute walk from the Dinky Station.  


McDonnell Hall

You may enter through the main entrance and take the elevator or internal stairs to the lower level. Or enter the lower level directly from the exterior stairs.

McDonnell Hall Main EntranceMcDonnell Hall Side Stairs


A continental breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.

If you have special dietary needs, please contact Vineeta Bhardwaj at vineetab at in advance.


Special Accommodations

If you are in need of any special accommodations for accessibility, please contact Dean Edelman at dean.edelman at


Media and Social Media

This event will be photographed and video recorded. Videos and photos will be posted publicly after the event.

Please feel free to share this event on social media. The event hashtag is: #RADD2019

This event is open to the media. If you are press and would like to attend, please contact Tracy Meyer at twmeyer at for assistance.


Let us know if you have any questions. We're looking forward to seeing everyone!