Sector Expert: Brad Spellberg
Brad J. Spellberg, M.D., is professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is also the associate medical director for inpatient services, and an associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He received his bachelor's degree in molecular cell biology-immunology in 1994 from the University of California, Berkeley. He then attended medical school at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where he received numerous academic honors, including serving as the UCLA AOA Chapter co-president and winning the prestigious Stafford Warren award for top academic performance in his graduating class. Spellberg completed his residency in internal medicine and subspecialty fellowship in infectious diseases at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where he received the department of medicine's Subspecialty Fellow of the Year award. He serves on the scientific advisory board for Synthetic Biologics Inc.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, like the proverbial time bomb, are poised to wreak infectious havoc on a worldwide scale. Brad Spellberg, associate professor of medicine at the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute and the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, is committed to defusing the bomb with the development of new antibiotics and creative platforms. He believes investigators must look at alternative ways to deal with bad bugs, perhaps by neutralizing their toxic effects rather than killing them. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Spellberg explores this critical issue and names four companies with novel technologies that address this looming global crisis.
"I like SYN's oral enzyme ideas because we need to find alternative ways to deal with infections."
The Life Sciences Report Interview with Brad Spellberg