Robert is Principal Consultant of RJD Med Chem and Drug Discovery Consulting LLC since 2013. He has over 30 years of drug discovery and development experience working in biotechnology, pharmaceutical industry, and academia. At Merck Research Laboratories, he was Director of Medicinal Chemistry and led 6 different programs that delivered drug candidates for further clinical development several which reached human clinical trials. He has also been Vice President, Chemistry at Agios, a company focused on early drug development in oncology. For the past 10 years, he has run a consulting company in medicinal chemistry and supported other client companies in all phases of drug development, including IP strategy and due diligence in connection with licensing deals. He is also a member of the Medicinal Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society, serving in a variety of leadership roles.