Nov 1, 2019, 8:30 am8:30 am
McDonnell Hall
Event Description

Join us for the 3rd Annual Regional Academic Drug Discovery Day

November 1, 2019, 8:30am-5:30pm

McDonnell Hall, Lower Level, Princeton University

Stakeholders in drug discovery from industry, academia and government will come together on the Princeton University campus for a full day of programming.

The agenda and speaker info for the day is posted.

Posters and core facilities exhibitors are posted.

Tickets are on sale

Students tickets available at link too.
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Event Hashtag: #RADD2019

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New Jersey Academic Drug Discovery Consortium

Hosted by:

Princeton University

Program Highlights

Full conference agenda and speaker info. 

2019 Keynote

Barry R. O'Keefe, Ph.D.  Acting Chief, Molecular Targets Program  Center for Cancer Research  Chief, Natural Products Branch, Developmental Therapeutics Program  Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis  National Ca

Natural Product-based Drug Discovery: Why, How and Is Now the Time?

Barry R. O'Keefe, Ph.D.
Acting Chief, Molecular Targets Program, Center for Cancer Research; Chief, Natural Products Branch, Developmental Therapeutics Program. Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis
National Cancer Institute

Fireside Chats with Academic Spin-Outs, Kayothera and Manzara

Scientific Case Studies

Business Panel Discussion, featuring Daiichi Sankyo, Celgene and MPM Capital 

33 Posters and Core Facilities Exhibits

Extensive Networking Opportunities

Thank you to our generous sponsors!


Daiichi-Sankyo, Inc.

GenMab logo



Celgene logo

Jubilant Biosys

Jubilant Biosys

New Jersey Health Foundation Logo



Alcami Logo


MRI Global


SAI Life logo


Attendee Information

Tickets (including student tickets) available

Purchase your ticket through Eventbrite. 

Registration opens at 8:30. Program kicks off at 9am.

Please leave adequate time to get from your car to the conference venue.

Parking and Travel

Hotel Information

Travel and lodging info for visitors to the Princeton campus

Lodging info from, the Princeton Mercer Convention & Visitors Bureau

There are no negotiated discounts for travel or lodging related to this conference. 

Driving and Parking

Visitor parking is available for free in Lot 21, located at Faculty Road and Fitzrandolph Road.  McDonnell Hall is a 10 minute walk from Lot 21. (There will be signs to guide you.) Participants can also take the East Commuter Line shuttle from Lot 21 to the Jadwin Hall stop.  The shuttle runs every 10 minutes. 

Rail Routes

NJ TRANSIT trains and Amtrak trains service Princeton Junction

  • Northbound NJ Transit trains passing through Princeton Junction provide direct service to New York City.
  • A southbound transfer to the SEPTA regional rail Trenton Line train at Trenton provides service to Philadelphia.
  • Amtrak trains connect Princeton Junction to Washington, D.C., Boston and the broader region. 


McDonnell Hall is a 10 minute Lyft ride from Princeton Junction. Participants can also opt to take a train known locally as “The Dinky” that connects to campus (Princeton Station at Alexander Street). McDonnell Hall is a 10 minute walk from the Dinky Station.  

Conference Site: McDonnell Hall, Lower Level

You may enter through the main entrance at ground level and either take the elevator down or walk down the internal stairs to the lower level. Or you may enter directly through the lower level from the exterior stairs. 

McDonnell Hall Main Entrance

McDonnell Hall Side Stairs


Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.

If you have special dietary needs, please contact Vineeta Bhardwaj at vineetab at in advance. We are always happy to accommodate your needs. 

Accessibility Accommodations

If you are in need of any special accommodations for accessibility, please contact Dean Edelman at dean.edelman at

Media and Social Media

This event will be photographed and video recorded. Videos and photos will be posted publicly after the event.

Please share this event on social media. The event hashtag is: #RADD2019

This event is open to the media. If you are press and would like to attend, please contact Tracy Meyer at twmeyer at for assistance.

Let us know if you have any questions. We're looking forward to seeing everyone!

  • New Jersey Academic Drug Discovery Consortium
  • Princeton University Dean for Research. Office of Corporate Engagement and Office of Technology Licensing