Management Team:

AGS was founded by Alan Frankel, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UCSF and Robert Nakamura, Ph.D., a former UCSF scientist.

Dr. Frankel is an internationally recognized expert in the field of RNA and RNA-protein interactions. His work on RNA-protein recognition using peptide model systems, computational and structural methods, and in vivo selection technologies has made major contributions to the field.

Dr. Nakamura trained as a postdoctoral fellow at UCSF where he studied RNA-protein interactions of retroviruses. There he developed an in vivo screening platform to identify proteins that interact with an RNA target. It is this technology that forms the basis of the drug screening platforms at AGS.

Scientific Collaborators:

James Wells, Ph.D. UCSF Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Director of the Small Molecule Discovery Center at UCSF/QB3