XtalPi partners with Professor Bradley L. Pentelute to advance research in peptide chemistry and molecular biology

XtalPi 2022-10-24

SHENZHEN, China and BOSTON-XtalPi, a physics-based, AI-powered pharmatech, announced a partnership with MIT Professor of Chemistry Bradley L. Pentelute to advance research in peptide chemistry and molecular biology.

Professor Pentelute is a Professor of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an associate member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. He is the winner of the Makineni Lectureship from the American Peptide Society, the Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry and Bristol-Myers Squibb Innovation Award. 

Professor Pentelute holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Chicago where he was part of the Kent lab. He completed his postdoctoral research at John Collier’s lab at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of over 100 publications.

Professor Pentelute’s research develops new protein modification chemistries, adapts nature's machines for efficient macromolecule delivery into cells, invents flow-based technologies for rapid biopolymer production, and discovers peptide binders to therapeutic protein targets.

The partnership aims to combine Professor Pentelute’s expertise in peptide chemistry and molecular biology with XtalPi’s expertise in artificial intelligence and robotic automation.

“We’re excited to partner with Brad,” said Dr. Shuhao Wen, co-founder and Chairman of XtalPi. “I have known Brad for many years, not only is he an impactful professor at MIT, but also a leading individual in the Boston scientific community. Brad’s deep research experience will be invaluable to XtalPi as we grow and advance our drug discovery platform to serve patients worldwide.”

“I look forward to partnering with XtalPi and invent new chemistry for the efficient and selective modification of proteins and enhance their therapeutic properties to change patients’ lives in China and around the world.” commented Professor Pentelute.


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