Nassim Usman, Canadian, American research chemist and biochemist. Achievements include development of the first practical chemical synthesis of Ribonucleic acid; patents in the field of Ribonucleic acid enzymes, or ribozymes, and molecular recognition of nucleic acids. National science and engineering research council doctoral fellow, 1983-1986. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society.
- Natural science and engineering research council postdoctoral fellow Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1987-1989, National Institutes of Health Fogarty International research fellow, 1989-1990, postdoctoral associate, 1990-1992. Director Ribozyme Pharmaceuticals Inc., Boulder, Colorado, since 1992. Consultant Millipore, Bedford, Massachusetts, 1987-1992, Chem Genes Corporation, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1987-1992.
1987 - 1989