Dr. David Wood is working on novel technology with self-cleaving tags, but he knows the importance of failure in the grand scheme of success, as well as mentorship, making your own way, and going your own speed.
David W. Wood, PhD, Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, The Ohio State University
David Wood is currently a professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The Ohio State University, where he continues to work on self-cleaving tag technologies for research and biopharmaceutical applications. He holds an undergraduate degree from Caltech with a double major in biology and chemical engineering, as well as a PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Chemical Engineering, and has experience in downstream processing and proess development at Amgen and Bristol Myers Squibb. He has published over 50 papers, book chapters and reviews in protein engineering, and holds several patents on technologies developed in his lab. Most recently, he is a co-founder of Protein Capture Science; a company formed to commercialize his split-intein technology for protein purification.