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Joseph Nichols, Ph.D.

Project Manager, MSU Drug Discovery

A protein biochemist by training and a pharmacologist by education, Dr. Nichols split his focus between discovery research and scale-up production over the last twenty years.  His research primarily involved developing protein-based therapeutics in both industrial and academic laboratories.  He also has extensive experience in microbial fermentation and protein production in GLP facilities.  During his doctoral thesis, he developed a bacterial protein to treat cocaine addiction through structural analysis and protein engineering. Prior to joining MSU, he pursued synthetic biology and genetic editing projects around San Diego's Biotech Beach.  




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