Over the past 5 years at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Dvir Doron serves as a Senior Chemical Toxicologist in the Non-Clinical Safety Department of the Global R&D Division.
He is responsible for providing toxicological assessments and qualifications of unintended chemicals in drug substances and drug products, including process-related impurities, degradation products, residual solvents, elemental impurities, extractable and leachable substances originating from container closure systems and manufacturing equipment, and various types of contaminants and foreign materials.
Dvir has a Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry from Bar-Ilan University, Israel (2013), where he studied enzyme-catalyzed hydrogen-transfer reactions using Quantum Mechanics/Molecular Mechanics (QM/MM) simulations and explored the temperature dependence of kinetic isotope effects in these systems.
Prior to his doctoral studies, Dvir received a B.Sc. (summa cum laude) in Medicinal Chemistry (2006) and an M.Sc. (summa cum laude) in Medicinal and Organic Chemistry (2008), both from Bar-Ilan University. His Master’s research focused on the synthesis of prodrugs of 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) as potential phototherapeutic and chemotherapeutic agents for cancer treatment.