JACEK USAKIEWICZ, PhDDIRECTOR OF SCIENCE & RESEARCH



Jacek graduated in Organic Chemistry from University of Wroclaw, Poland. He conducted postdoctoral research on antithrombotic inhibitors at the Biotechnology Research Institute at the National Research Council of Canada, Montreal. Prior joining Innovate Phytoceuticals he worked as principal investigator at Neurocrine Biosci (San Diego). He has extensive experience in protein and analytical chemistry, assay and methods development and mass spectrometry. He is author of over 40 peer-reviewed scientific publications to date, plus a large number of scientific presentations at local, national and international conferences. Jacek has 12 patent applications (US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan) relating both to drug design and assay development.


  • ACADEMIC BACKGROUND: M.Sc. and PhD in Organic Chemistry
  • FUN STUFF: Art, Wine & Hiking
  • INTERESTING FACT: Published Photographer
  • FAVORITE SCIENTIFIC PAPER: Small Molecule Accurate Recognition Technology (SMART) to Enhance Natural Products Research. (Zhang et al., Nature 2017)