“We are very excited about working with Bristol-Myers Squibb and its scientists as it will empower the faculty in the Department of Chemistry at Princeton who are involved in the collaboration to do out-of-the-box research,” said Pablo Debenedetti, the Dean for Research at Princeton University.
The research projects will investigate areas of mutual interest and benefit, utilizing the expertise developed in the laboratories of the Princeton faculty to conduct frontier science within the pharmaceutical industry. Over the next five years, the Center will also fund a select group of research fellows each year. Each research fellow will be paired with a Bristol-Myers Squibb mentor who will provide scientific guidance to the researcher and offer valuable input from an industrial chemistry perspective. Fellows will also be able to interact with a variety of industrial researchers and learn firsthand how research is conducted in a pharmaceutical setting.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
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