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I am a tenured Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences?and Experimental Therapeutics, College of Pharmacy at the University of Iowa. I have over two decades experience in organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry and drug discovery and development. InnoBioPharma, LLC is a drug discovery and development company I founded in Iowa in 2014. InnoBioPharma is dedicated to developing the next generation of anticancer drugs. We have developed several novel drug candidates (two first-in-class drug candidates in preclinical studies) based on natural molecules found in plants and marine sponges. These drug candidates are particularly effective against aggressive and metastatic cancers that lack effective drug therapies, e.g. triple negative breast cancer, brain cancer, and melanoma. We also have a robust pipeline of novel cytotoxic payloads for antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) that are being marketed and are available for licensing.