Backed by nearly two decades of experience in the medical field, Emmanuel Skordalakes, Ph.D., continues to establish his prominence as an adjunct associate professor for the University of Pennsylvania’s biochemistry and molecular biology department and the Department of Chemistry. He has served in these roles since 2013 and 2012, respectively. Dr. Skordalakes is also an associate professor of the Gene Expression and Regulation Program at The Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology. He joined both the Institute and UPenn in 2007, and has continued to grow in his field through his breakthrough research.
In addition to his current roles, Dr. Skordalakes has also served as a lecturer and presenter at various conferences. Notably, he has contributed countless articles and chapter entries to industry-related journals and books. Dr. Skordalakes has served as an ad hoc manuscript reviewer for a multitude of organizations and programs, including BioMed Research International, NSMB, the Journal of Molecular Biology and Journal of the American Aging Association. He has reviewed manuscripts in the areas of cancer research, life sciences, crystallography, biochemistry and human genetics. To further exercise his passion for the industry, Dr. Skordalakes maintains affiliation with the American Cancer Society, Inc., the American Chemical Society and the American Crystallographic Association, Inc.
Dr. Skordalakes earned a Bachelor of Science with honors from Anglia Ruskin University in 1991 and a Master of Science in chemical research from the University of London in 1992. After obtaining a master’s degree, he began work as a trainee in synthetic chemistry for TRI’s Peptide Synthesis Division. In 2000, Dr. Skordalakes received a Doctor of Philosophy through the University of London, and soon after, he matriculated at the University of California, Berkeley, where he undertook postdoctoral coursework from 2001 until 2006.
A holder of more than 10 patents, Dr. Skordalakes has continuously been recognized for his professional accomplishments. Just a few years ago, in 2014, he earned the Pilot Project in Drug Discovery Award through The Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology; he was also nominated for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Award. Moreover, Dr. Skordalakes was recently recognized as a Who’s Who Lifetime Achiever in 2017.
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