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Thompson N. Doman, Ph.D.

  • Adjunct Professor, Bioinformatics


domantnlilly [dot] com


  • Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, University of Louisville (1990)
  • B.S. Chemistry, Computer Science, Western Kentucky University (1984)



After graduating with a doctorate in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Louisville, Dr. Doman joined the laboratory of Brice Bosnich at the University of Chicago where he conducted postdoctoral research in computational chemistry applied to inorganic systems. In 1992 he joined G.D. Searle (later Pharmacia Corporation) in Skokie, Ill. as a computational chemist. This period of time was a particularly strong growth period in the field of cheminformatics, and Doman developed numerous technologies at Searle for clustering, diversity analysis, and chemical library design.

In 2003, Dr. Doman joined Eli Lilly & Company in Indianapolis as a principal research scientist, where he applies cheminformatics and computational chemistry techniques to drug discovery problems.

Research Interests

Research interests include visualization of high-dimensional property spaces; text-mining and semantic analysis; development and application of computer-aided methods for physicochemical and biochemical property prediction; improvement of communication through better uses of skills and technology in presentation and collaboration; coaching as a means of helping others realize their potential.