I have 35 years of experience, and specialize in the field of organic chemistry with specific knowledge in the areas of medicinal chemistry, biomaterials and lipid signaling. I have published on such topics as anticancer drugs, therapeutic biomaterials and cholesterol biosynthesis. I have testified on lipid reagents for drug discovery, misleading anti-oxidant claims and generic drugs for glaucoma. I worked in Nairobi for 3 years and became cross-trained in insect biology and organic chemistry, later biological chemistry and biomaterials. This transdisciplinary training led to my inventing technologies based on end-user needs, founding 6 companies, and developing a deep appreciation for intellectual property.