Lei Xie: Changing Approaches in Drug Development | GenomeWeb

Recommended by: Philip Bourne, University of California, San Diego

After finishing his postdoc, Lei Xie started working at a pharmaceutical company where he saw firsthand the weaknesses of the one-drug-one-gene-one disease approach. Upon leaving industry, Xie returned to academia, set upon finding ways to improve the success rate of investigational treatments through so-called polypharmacology, an approach that aims to advance drugs that target disease-causing networks instead of inhibiting individual receptors.

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