Russell Dahl received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 2004 from the University of California, San Diego where he developed novel cycloaddition methodology for the construction of aminoglycosides and other biologically relevant amino sugars. As a DuPont Pharmaceuticals Graduate Fellow, he also conducted medicinal chemistry research developing novel therapeutics for cancer and inflammation. Dr. Dahl continued drug discovery research in industry, including stints at DuPont, BMS, Vertex, and biotechnology firms. During his tenure in industry, he contributed to the discovery of clinical and preclinical candidates for a variety of conditions including cancer, HIV, CNS disorders, and inflammatory diseases. In 2006 Dr. Dahl joined the Burnham Institute for Medical Research as part of the NIH Molecular Libraries Program. At Burnham, as team leader and Associate Director of Medicinal Chemistry, his team developed multiple chemical probes for a variety of biological targets. In 2012 Dr. Dahl joined the faculty of RFUMS as an Associate Professor in the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences with a joint appointment in the department of Neuroscience. He also leads the Laboratory for Molecular Design and Drug Discovery at RFUMS.