Dr. Oyler is Chief Scientific Officer of synterica. He holds MD and PhD degrees in neuroscience. Dr. Oyler has been affiliated with several prestigious research and medical institutions, including the ScrippsResearch Institute, Pennsylvania State University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Maryland. Dr. Oyler is a recognized expert in the biochemistry of neural function, with particular emphasis on the effect of neurotoxins, especially the Botulinum Toxin. His expertise in this area began in 1989 with the publication of one of the seminal research papers in this field. Since then his work has led to development of techniques for the analysis of toxin effects on neurons, and subsequently to innovative strategies for the treatment of exposure to neurotoxins. More recently, his research has led to investigation of the ubiquitin system and how it might be used to treat diseases, including botulism and other toxin-related diseases. He has several patents pending in these fields.
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