2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2007 - 10th Annual

Merck: Corporate & Technical Needs

James M. Schaeffer

James M. Schaeffer

Executive Director
Worldwide Licensing and External Research – West Coast
Merck Research Laboratories

Dr. Jim Schaeffer joined Merck Research Laboratories in 1986. During his first 16 years at MRL, he directed research groups focusing primarily on neuroendocrine-related projects. Jim joined the Department of External Scientific Affairs in 2003 with primary responsibility for all neuroscience licensing opportunities and during the next 18 months, he was directly involved in the signing of four major agreements including one with Lundbeck for co-development of gaboxadol for the treatment of sleeping disorders. Jim moved to San Diego in 2004 to assume the role of Merck‘s “Science Scout” on the West Coast with the responsibility to identify new opportunities across all therapeutic areas at all stages of development including enabling technologies.

Dr. Schaeffer received his PhD at Baylor College of Medicine and was a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr Julius Axelrod at the National Institute of Mental Health. He is the author of more than 110 articles in peer reviewed journals.

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