Dr. Rathnam Chaguturu is the Senior Director-Exploratory Research, Center for Advanced Drug Research at SRI International, Harrisonburg, VA. He has more than 30 years of experience in executing projects encompassing the full drug discovery cycle including target validation, chemical library management, HTS, automation, new lead discovery and development and managing hit to lead projects. He joined Rutgers University in 1976 as an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, and later moved to Dow Chemical Company-Central Research Laboratories as a Project Leader. At Dow, Rathnam instituted the first principles of chemical library screening for new lead discovery, and developed tools for mining in-house chemical archives. Rathnam joined Sierra Sciences as Director of Drug Discovery in 2006 after a 22-year outstanding career at FMC Corporation where he led discovery research efforts focused on ion channel, receptor, enzyme and cell-based targets, and instrumental in designing the industry-first Zymark robotic screening platform for new lead discovery. As a representative of FMC, he was one of the founding members of the Society for Biomolecular Sciences. Dr. Chaguturu has authored over 45 research publications including reviews and book chapters, and holds 11 US patents. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Combinatorial Chemistry and High Throughput Screening, published by Bentham. He is the Founding President, International Chemical Biology Society.