David Galas, Ph.D.

David Galas, Ph.D.

David Galas, Ph.D.

Co-Founder, Indi

David Galas, Ph.D., is the past VP/CSO of the Battelle Memorial Institute, an international non-profit science and technology organization. Earlier he was Chancellor, CSO and Norris Professor of Applied Life Science at the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences (KGI), in Claremont CA. Prior to founding KGI, Dr. Galas served as President and CSO of Chiroscience R&D Inc. following the acquisition of Darwin Molecular Corporation, which Dr. Galas co-founded in 1993.

Prior to his involvement in the biotechnology industry, Dr. Galas served as Director for Health and Environmental Research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, where he headed the DOE’s Human Genome Project from 1990 to 1993, on leave from the University of Southern California, where he was Professor of Molecular Biology for twelve years, and directed the Molecular Biology section of the Biological Science Department.

Dr. Galas has been active in several areas of science and technology related to medicine holds several patents in these fields. He has served on several corporate boards and science advisory boards. He was recipient of the Smithsonian-Computerworld Pioneer Award in 2001. He was a Fannie and John Hertz Foundation predoctoral fellow and is a Lifetime Associate of the National Academy of Sciences.

 
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