Tim Spicer of Scripps Research Named New Associate Editor of SLAS Discovery

For Immediate Release

Tim Spicer.
Timothy Spicer, Ph.D.

Oak Brook, IL (USA)SLAS Discovery, one of two official journals of SLAS, welcomes Timothy Spicer, Ph.D., as a new Associate Editor. Spicer joins Editor-in-Chief Robert Campbell, Ph.D., and Associate Editors Marc Bickle, Ph.D., and Kirti Sharma, Ph.D., on the editorial leadership team. Spicer has served on the SLAS Discovery Editorial Board since 2016 and is currently serving a two-year term as Secretary for the SLAS Board of Directors.

As Associate Editor, Spicer will support the Editor-in-Chief by contributing strategic counsel as well as assisting in trend analysis, planning and follow-up. He will also serve as the Editor-in-Chief surrogate upon request, seek and secure appropriate annual additions to the Editorial Board and play an active, hands-on role in managing the review and revision process and developing annual special projects and initiatives.

An SLAS Fellow member, Spicer is the Senior Scientific Director of the Department of Molecular Medicine at Scripps Research (Jupiter, Florida, USA). In this role he directs the development and implementation of miniaturized screen onto automation screening systems and operates as the principal investigator for all HTS-directed Scripps Funding Proposals, which comprises over $2 million in contract revenue per year. Spicer earned his Ph.D. from the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia), his M.S. in microbiology at the State University of New York Health Science (Albany, New York, USA), and his B.S. in biology at State University of New York at Albany (Albany, New York, USA).

Spicer also served as Scientific Program co-chair of the SLAS 2019 International Conference and Exhibition and is the current chair of the 2020 SLAS Building Biology in 3D Symposium.

SLAS Discovery is one of two peer-reviewed journals from SLAS and focuses on how scientists develop and utilize novel technologies and/or approaches to provide and characterize chemical and biological tools to understand and treat human disease. Ten issues are published annually by SAGE Publications and the journal is indexed in PubMed:MEDLINE.

For more information about SLAS and its journals, visit www.slas.org/publications/slas-discovery/.


SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international community of 16,000 professionals and students dedicated to life sciences discovery and technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building.

SLAS Discovery: Advancing the Science of Drug Discovery, 2018 Impact Factor 2.192. Editor-in-Chief Robert M. Campbell, Ph.D., Twentyeight-seven Therapeutics, Boston, MA (USA).

SLAS Technology: Translating Life Sciences Innovation, 2018 Impact Factor 2.048. Editor-in-Chief Edward Kai-Hua Chow, Ph.D., National University of Singapore (Singapore).


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