National Institutes of Health
“Being involved with a biotech start-up was like drinking water from a fire hose. Insanely crazy, yet exhilarating!”
Dr. Fabian is a program director in the Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). He manages research grants in the areas of bioorganic and medicinal chemistry as well as overseeing institutional training grants in Chemical Biology. He also serves as a steering committee member for the Molecular Libraries Screening Center Network.
Prior to joining NIGMS, Dr. Fabian was a founding scientist at Ambit Biosciences in San Diego where he led efforts to develop the company’s core technology, KINOMEscan. He earned a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Nebraska (Go Huskers!) and a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from the University of California, San Diego under the tutelage of Dr. Charles Perrin. Dr. Fabian was then a NIH Fellow at Yale University in the laboratory of Dr. Alanna Schepartz. And a little know fact, he served on the Chemistry Faculty at the University of Mississippi long enough to enjoy some of the best BBQ he’s ever eaten.