Gus Bergnes, PhD

Medicinal Chemistry

Gus has worked as a medicinal chemist in the biopharmaceutical industry for over 25 years with companies including Amira, Mitotix, and Cytokinetics. Over the years Gus has applied multiple methods and strategies toward lead optimization programs, including the use of molecular modeling and performing biochemical assays, in addition to applying more standard lead-optimization strategies. Additionally, Gus led a DMPK group and has managed programs from hit identification to clinical candidate selection. He trained in Chemistry for his bachelor’s degree at Florida International University, Miami, FL, and received his Ph.D. in Synthetic Organic/Bioorganic Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.

Silicon Valley, CA, USA

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