Michael Kinch, Ph.D.

Michael Kinch

Director, Center for Drug Discovery

Publications (PubMed / NIH)

Phone: 314-362-4525
Email: michael.kinch@wustl.edu



We analyze the science, medicine and business of the biopharmaceutical enterprise through the Center for Research Innovation in Biotechnology (CRIB), assessing trends that govern the research and development of new medicines. Based on such findings and my role in helping lead innovation and entrepreneurship activities at Washington University, we created the Center for Drug Discovery (CDD) to identify and underwrite the most promising drug discovery projects at Washington University using a novel combination of internal and external expertise.

Select Publications

Michael Kinch (2018). “Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity” ISBN-13: 978-1681777511, ISBN-10: 1681777517

Griesenauer R.H., Moore R., & Kinch M.S. (2017). “NIH Support for FDA-Approved Medicines.” Cell Chem Biol. 2017 Nov 16;24(11):1315-1316. doi: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2017.11.002. (Abstract)

Griesenauer R.H. and Kinch M.S. (2017) “2016 in review: FDA approvals of new molecular entities.” Drug Discov Today. 2017 Nov;22(11):1593-1597. doi: 10.1016/j.drudis.2017.06.011. Epub 2017 Jul 4. (Abstract)

Green J.M., Barratt M.J., Kinch M., and Gordon J.I. (2017) “Food and microbiota in the FDA regulatory framework.” Science. 2017 Jul 7;357(6346):39-40. doi: 10.1126/science.aan0836. (Abstract)

Kinch M.S. and Woodard P.K. (2017) “Analysis of FDA-approved imaging agents.” Drug Discov Today. 2017 Jul;22(7):1077-1083. doi: 10.1016/j.drudis.2017.03.006. Epub 2017 Mar 21. (Abstract)

Michael Kinch (2016) “A Prescription for Change: The Looming Crisis in Drug Development” (ISBN-13: 978-1469630625, ISBN-10: 1469630621)

Kinch M.S. and Moore R. (2016) “Innovator Organizations in New Drug Development: Assessing the Sustainability of the Biopharmaceutical Industry.” Cell Chem Biol. 2016 Jun 23;23(6):644-53. doi: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2016.05.013. (Abstract)


Prescription for ChangeA Prescription for Change, available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other bookstores.


Between Hope and Fear, available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other bookstores.