PK/PD translational modeling for dose selection in clinical trial design
Leads: Angelean Hendrix (Amadore Biosciences) and Mette Olufsen (Mathematics, NCSU)
Intellectual merit and significance:
Pharmaceutical development is a highly interdisciplinary process that requires sophisticated quantitative skills . Regulatory agencies are increasingly requiring modeling and simulation of animal data to justify the safety and efficacy of compounds before human trials . In this project, we take simulated animal data from 2 species and use mathematical and statistical methods to predict human exposures and responses in a First in Human trial.
Students will learn the basics of drug development and translational modeling methods. Students will use NonMem to construct necessary data sets, model 2 species of animal data, and apply allometric scaling to predict human exposure and efficacy.
Pharmacomatricians with industry-specific skills are in high demand. This project will help expose students to a possible career in industry using their applied mathematics and statistical skills and expose them to the challenges of drug development.
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