Francesco Salituro, PhD
Salituro MedChem Solutions
Francesco G. Salituro, Ph.D. is currently Founder of Salituro MedChem Solutions and has been a scientific leader in pharmaceutical industry for over 34 years. He has successfully driven drug discovery programs across multiple therapeutic areas. Francesco has over 60 scientific publications, over 80 issued US Patents and has also served as Chairman of the prestigious Gordon Research Conference on Medicinal Chemistry.
Francesco received his B.S. in Life Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and his Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Outside of career and EFNE, Francesco pursues several passions including cooking, oenology, gardening, art collecting, and music. He has played in several “garage bands” over the past 18 years and is co-owner of AudioArt, a state-of-the-art audio/theater store located in Sudbury, MA.
Francesco’s son, Joseph had epilepsy and passed away from SUDEP in 2011 at the age of 27. In 2013 he and his wife Victoria founded “Joseph’s HOPE” which has raised funds for the EFNE’s Joseph’s HOPE Scholarship Fund and Emergency Fund. Francesco and his wife Victoria, reside in Marlborough, MA. They have three children, Michelle, Eric and, Joseph.