Faculty Director, UC Davis Innovation Institute for Food and Health

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Dr. Siegel is an Associate Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, at UC Davis in the Genome Center. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry from UC Davis in 2005 and his Ph.D. in Biomolecular Structure and Design from the University of Washington in 2011, after which he returned to UC Davis to begin his research lab. His scientific focus in the design and discovery of enzymes of interest to modern society. Through strong industrial and cross-disciplinary collaborations Dr. Siegel has engineered enzymes for a wide range of applications, including therapeutics development, natural product production, enhancing nutrient bioavailability, and fuel or chemical production. Dr. Siegel is co-inventor on >100 global patents and has >50 publications, as well as being a founding member of six companies (Bio Architecture Labs, PvP Biologics, Digestiva, Peak B, New Syn, SFS Advisors), three international consortiums (Rosetta Commons Board, FoodShot Global, Innovation Institute for Food and Health), and two national consortiums (D2D Cure, AI Institute for Next Generation Food Systems). Collectively these groups have raised >$400M to advance their efforts with >100 global partners over the last 10 years.