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Dr. Dionicio R. Siegel

Science Advisory Board Member

Dr. Siegel is Associate Professor at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences' at University of California San Diego.

His research group focuses on the development of synthetic routes to natural products that promote regeneration. These synthetic routes provide the basis for subsequent investigations into the modes of action of the select compounds.

In addition, the established synthetic routes provide avenues for the optimization of the natural products’ biological performance through medicinal chemistry. Concurrent with these studies we evaluate the compounds for the ability to promote neuronal regeneration in vivo through the use of injury models in C. elegans and in collaboration with academic and industrial research groups using different animal models of neuronal injury.

Dr. Siegel received a B.A. Chemistry from Reed College, a Ph.D. Chemistry from Harvard University and completed Postdoctoral Studies in Molecular Pharmacology at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Siegel's biography can be found at: UCSD Dio Siegel