Sean Quinnell

Assay Development Scientist

Sean is a chemical biologist interested in identifying small molecule therapeutics for novel or “undruggable” targets and pathways. He received his PhD in Chemistry from Boston University where he worked in Arturo Vegas’s lab. While there, Sean focused on developing ligand-targeted delivery systems and identifying inhibitors to Interleukin-4 and other cytokines. Sean then did a postdoc in Angela Koehler’s lab at MIT where he continued working on cytokines, utilizing high throughput screening techniques to profile the tractability of over 30 proteins. In addition, he worked on developing and testing PROTACs targeted towards a transcription factor for treating childhood cancers. Sean believes that targeting aging related mechanisms can be translated into treating multiple diseases and increasing healthy life span. Sean enjoys live music, exploring the bay area, and baking.

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