Biomarkers and Translational Tools (BTT) Community

Mission Statement:
The Biomarkers & Translational Tools (BTT) Community seeks to promote the use and advancement of biomarkers and other translational tools for optimization of drug development and patient care through the dissemination of knowledge and engagement of BTT members.

Vision Statement:
BTT envisions a Community of biomarker leaders and enthusiasts at all career stages whom the clinical pharmacology and translational science field turns to for expertise and support.

Rhythm of Business
  • Monthly leaders’ and steering committee meetings.
  • Weekly social media communications on recent developments relevant to the field.
  • Educational and networking opportunities via periodic webinars, Annual Meeting activities, and position papers.
For More Information on Getting Involved:

Join the LinkedIn Group.

Past Webinars
The webinars below can be accessed in the Members Only Webinar Library: Access Library
  • We Are All Patients
  • The Application of Model-Informed Drug Development in Rare Disease Development
  • Fit-for-Purpose Biometric Monitoring Technologies: Leveraging the Laboratory Biomarker Experience (open access)
  • Big Data in Immunology and Clinical Research: Sharing, Dissemination, and Repurposing
  • Taking A Second Look: A Type 2 Diabetes Subtype Responsive to Intensive Glycemia Treatment in the ACCORD Trial
  • Clinical Trials in the Pediatric CKD Population: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Drug Re-purposing Opportunities Using Shared Gene Expression Molecular Signatures - Case Studies in Neurodegenerative Diseases and Infections
  • Biomarkers and Experimental Human Models in Clinical Development and Practice
  • Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP) Modeling of Drug-Induced Nephrotoxicity – Bridging the Link Between Drug Exposure, Urinary Biomarkers and Renal Dysfunction
  • Clinical Outcome After Therapy for MDD


Lakshmi Manasa Chekka

Lakshmi Manasa Chekka, PharmD, PhD

Community Chair


Mai Mehanna

Mai Mehanna, PhD

Community Vice Chair


Mari Cayabyab

Mari Cayabyab, PharmD

Community Past Chair


Steering Committee
Zachary Taylor, PhD - Communications Chair
Julia Quintanilha, PhD - Scientific Research Chair
Hardik Mody, PhD - Webinar Chair
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