David Woodmansee - Postdoctoral Researcher
Building on four years of doctoral studies, David Woodmansee currently engages in postdoctoral work at Ludwig Maximilians University Munich in Germany. From 2006 to 2010, Woodmansee pursued PhD studies in Organic Chemistry at the University of Basel in Switzerland, graduating from one of Europe’s premier laboratories. His synthetic chemistry research focuses on developing new scientific methods and tools.
David Woodmansee initially studied Biochemistry at the University of California, Riverside. He subsequently completed a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, with an emphasis in biochemistry, at San Diego State University, also pursuing his Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry at the same institution.
From 2004 to 2006, he served as Senior Research Assistant with the biotechnology-focused Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation. Through professional experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Woodmansee has gained intimate knowledge of robotics and other automated technologies utilized in chemical research. He also developed proficiency in high throughput screening, combinatorial chemistry, and structure activity relationships. His cumulative research encompasses a diversity of disease indications including metabolic disorders, cancer, HIV, and central nervous system-associated pain. Woodmansee has worked with a number of enzyme classes, including GPCRS, kinases, reverse transcriptase, and proteases.
Having grown up in a tight-knit San Diego surfing community, David H. Woodmansee possesses a lifelong passion for outdoor activities, including hiking and mountain biking. He currently pursues an enthusiasm for road cycling in southern Germany. He maintains an appreciation for art, frequently visiting museums such as the Musée du Louvre and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.