David S. Waugh graduated from Yale University in 1982 with a B.S. degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry. He received his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Indiana University in 1989, under the direction of Dr. Norman Pace. His doctoral dissertation, entitled "Mutational analysis of catalytic function in ribonuclease P RNA," earned him the Esther L. Kinlsey award for the outstanding Ph.D. dissertation presented to the Graduate School at Indiana University in 1989. During 1990 and 1991, he was a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Robert Sauer's laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1991, Dr. Waugh joined the Biomolecular Structure Group at Hoffmann-La Roche, as a Head of the Macromolecular Engineering Laboratory. He became a Principal Investigator at the National Cancer Institute in 1996 and gained tenure as a Senior Investigator in 2005. His research interests revolve around methods development for high-throughput protein expression and purification, X-ray crystallographic studies of virulence factors from potential agents of bioterrorism, especially Yersinia pestis, and structure-assisted drug development.
Biography Updated on 31 January 2012