2008-: Chief Scientific Officer, GlycoMira Therapeutics, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT

2014-: President’s Distinguished Professor, Washington State University

2014-: Manager, Deuteria Biomaterials, LLC

2020- : President, Spinout Space in Spokane (sp3nw)

Past Positions

1974, 1977: Cornell University, NIH postdoctoral fellowship, Department of Chemistry 

1974-1976: ICIPE, P.O. Box 30772, Nairobi, Kenya; Research Scientist in Chemistry Unit

1977-1996: Assistant, Associate, Full Professor of Chemistry, SUNY, Stony Brook, New York 

1992-1996: Professor of Biochemistry and Cellular Biology, SUNY, Stony Brook, New York

1992-1996: Director, Center for Biotechnology, SUNY, Stony Brook, New York

1996-2002: Chair, Medicinal Chemistry, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

1996-2018: Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, and Surgery, UUtah

1996-2018: Presidential Professor, Medicinal Chemistry, UUtah

1997-2005: CSO, Echelon Biosciences Inc., Salt Lake City, UT

2003-2005: CSO, SentrX Surgical, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT

2005-2009: Senior Scientific Advisor, Carbylan BioSurgery, Inc., Palo Alto, CA

2005-2015: Senior Scientific Advisor, SentrX Animal Care, Salt Lake City, UT

2011-2014: Science Advisor, OrthoCyte/BioTime, Inc., Alameda, CA

2017-2019: Chief Science Officer, Symic Bio, Inc., Emeryville, CA

Business and Entrepreneurial Experience

  • Co-founder and Principal Scientific Advisor, Clear Solutions Biotech, Inc. (Stony Brook, NY, 1992)
  • Co-founder and CSO of Echelon Biosciences, Inc (Salt Lake City, UT, 1997)
  • Co-founder and CSO, Sentrx Surgical, Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT, 2004)
  • Co-founder and Senior Scientific Advisor, Carbylan BioSurgery, Inc. (Palo Alto, CA, 2005)
  • Co-founder, and CSO, and science advisor for Sentrx Animal Care, Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT, 2005)
  • Co-founder and CSO, Glycosan BioSystems, Inc (Salt Lake City, UT, 2006) 
  • Co-founder and CSO, GlycoMira Therapeutics (Salt Lake City, UT, 2008)
  • Co-founder and President & CEO, Metallosensors, Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT, 2011)
  • Cofounder and Manager, Deuteria Agrochemicals LLC . (Salt Lake City, UT, 2013)
  • Co-founder and Manager, Deuteria Biomaterials LLC (2013)

Corporate Consulting Experience


  • Allergan

  • Centre de Recherche Pierre Fabre

  • Kirin Life Sciences

  • MedChem

  • New England Nuclear

  • Sandoz

  • Serono Pharmaceutical Research Institute

  • Velsicol

  • Symic Bio

  • Jade Therapeutics

  • Elastin Specialities

  • ContraDyn

  • University Medical Pharmaceuticals

  • Aeterna Zentaris

  • Novozymes Biopolymers

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation

  • Brickell Biotech

  • Organovo

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