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research chemist and biochemist

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.

Background

Usman, Nassim was born on June 18, 1959 in Montreal. Came to the United States, 1986. Son of Mohd and Hannelore (Grohmann) University.

Education

Bachelor of Science, McGill University, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy, McGill University, 1987.

Career

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.

Achievements

  • 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.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Referee Journal American Chemical Society, Nucleic Acids Research, Journal Organic Chemistry, Chemistry and Biology, Tetrahedron Letters, since 1990. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society.

Connections

father:
Mohd University

mother:
Hannelore (Grohmann) University