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Expert in Organic synthesis, biofuels, enzyme chemistry, pharmaceutical process development, agricultural chem

Expert ID: 730868 California, USA

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I have 30 years experience in synthetic organic chemistry which includes all of these areas. Fifteen of those years were spent in the
pharmaceutical industry where I was head of a 70-person process chemistry group engaged in a wide variety of chemical manufacturing products. I
am familiar with the IP and patenting aspects in these fields as well.

I have consulted with several small and medium size pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology firms over the years. In addition, I have done patent work on cases prior to courtroom litigation

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1983 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Organic Chemistry/Organic Synthesis Institution: UCLA
Year: 1976 Degree: BA Subject: Chemistry Institution: UC Irvine

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2012 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Lecturer Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry Responsibilities: Chemistry teaching and research
Years: 1993 to 2006 Employer: Pfizer Title: Exec Director Department: Process Chemistry Responsibilities: Responsible for drug substance technology development and manufacturing
Years: 1985 to 1993 Employer: Wayne State University Title: Assoc Prof Department: Chemistry Responsibilities: Led a team of graduate and undergraduate students in Organic Synthetic Chemistry
Years: 2016 to 2018 Employer: Dart Neuroscience Title: Senior Director Department: CMC Responsibilities: Responsible for drug substance, drug product and analytical chemistry technology development and manufacturing
Years: 2006 to 2010 Employer: BioVerdant/ Strategic Enzyme Applications Title: CSO Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry Responsibilities: Responsible for drug substance
and enzyme catalytic technology development and manufacturing

Career Accomplishments

Awards / Recognition
UC Irvine Alumni Award in Chemistry (1976)
University of California Chancellor's Fellowship (1978-82)
Graduate Council Fellowship Committee Award (1979)
UCLA Chancellor's Patent Fund Award (1982)
Upjohn Company Fellowship (1983)
Saul Winstein Dissertation Award (1983)
National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship (1983-85)
Wayne State President's Award in Teaching Finalist (1991)
Wayne State University Quality of Service Award (1992)
Univ. of Calif. San Diego / Revelle College Teacher of the Year (1995)
Univ. of Calif. San Diego Department of Chemistry Teacher of the Year (1997)
Univ. of Calif. San Diego Panhellenic Association Outstanding Professor (2012)
Univ. of Calif. San Diego Panhellenic Association Outstanding Professor (2015)
Publications and Patents Summary
Have >50 publications in peer-reviewed journals and > 15 patents

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Too many to list
Vendor Selection
Responsible for $5 - 20M dollar outsourcing budgets in drug substance, drug product and analytical chemistry technology development and production
Marketing Experience
10 years consulting expertise in pharmaceutical, agricultural and general biotechnology industries

Fields of Expertise

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