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Scientific Consortium

in pursuit
of cures
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
Alumni Professor
Department of Pathobiology
Auburn University

Christine C. Dykstra, PhD
Associate Professor
Pathobiology Department
Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Dykstra received her PhD degree in genetics from the University of
Georgia in 1984. Dr. Dykstra did postdoctoral work in the Department of
Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and in 1986, moved
to Research Triangle Park where she was a National Research Council
Associate in the Laboratory of Genetics at the National Institute of
Environmental Health Sciences. In 1989, Dr. Dykstra was appointed
Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1995 Dr. Dykstra moved to Auburn University
where she holds the appointment of Associate Professor in the Pathobiology
Department at Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Dykstra
has extensive experience in the analysis of proteins that interact with nucleic
acids as well as expertise in cloning and the analysis of genes. Currently,
Dr. Dykstra’s research has both a basic and applied aspect towards the
study of infectious diseases. It is centered on the utilization of novel therapeutic
agents for the identification and analysis of their targets in order to develop an
increased knowledge of both the disease-causing organism and how the novel
agent exerts its activity. Her area of expertise is in DNA-dependent enzymes
and the molecular analysis of their genes.

Scott M. Franzblau, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago

James E. Hall, PhD
Associate Professor
UNC-CH School of Medicine

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