Management Team

Shawn DeFrees, Ph.D., President and Chief Scientific Officer.  Founder of Seneb BioSciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of drugs for treatment of genetic and neurological diseases.  Dr. DeFrees was formerly at Neose Technologies, Inc. as Senior Vice President of Research and Development, and has extensive experience in drug discovery, development and manufacture of small molecule and protein therapeutics. Dr. DeFrees was at Neose Technologies, Inc. for 10 yrs where he was a prolific inventor with over 400 patent and patent applications worldwide for technologies and products that included protein therapeutics, small molecule therapeutics, and the cGMP processes for their manufacture.  Prior to joining Neose, he was at Cytel Corporation from 1991 until 1999 serving in several roles that included Director of Medicinal Chemistry. From 1988 to 1991, he was a staff scientist in the cardiovascular area at Schering-Plough Corporation. Dr. DeFrees received his B.S. in biochemistry from Albright College, and his Ph.D. in synthetic medicinal chemistry from Purdue University. He completed his post-doctoral training in the total synthesis of complex natural products at the University of Pennsylvania under the direction of Professor K.C. Nicolaou.

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