Manton R. Frierson, Ph.D.
Vice President, ChemInformatics & Computational Chemistry
Dr. Manton R. Frierson joined Pharmaron in 2004 and has been involved in the expansion and development of the informatics and cheminformatics infrastructure there ever since. Before that, he was Director of Computational Chemistry and Cheminformatics at Advanced Syntech, where he worked closely with Dr. Lou's multidisciplinary research team in combinatorial chemistry, evaluating methods for exploring chemical space and diversity as well as developing methods for making "cherry-picking" from within libraries more practical and rational. Dr. Frierson has over twenty years professional experience in molecular modeling and cheminformatics geared towards establishing SAR's. This includes over ten years in the pharmaceutical industry involved in drug discovery. He, along with his colleagues at Pharmaron, Beijing, have developed the Chemical Exchange, Data Access and Recall system (CEDAR™) to facilitate handling of chemical information exchange internally and externally between Pharmaron and it's customers. The system includes the Enotes™ electronic laboratory notebook and the BioAssay system.
Dr. Frierson received his B.S. in Chemistry from Clemson University, an M.S. in Organic Chemistry from Indiana University and his Ph.D. from University of Georgia under the guidance of Prof. N. L. Allinger. He did postdoctoral work with Prof. Gilles Klopman of Case Western Reserve University Prof. Klopman is known for his work in artificial intelligence applied to the difficult field of SAR toxicology.