Rob completed his masters in Chemistry in 2009 at the University of Sheffield before staying on to complete a PhD in organic chemistry, investigating novel synthetic routes towards pyrazoles using sydnones in cycloaddition reactions, under the supervision of Professor Joseph Harrity.
Having completed his PhD in 2012, Rob spent the next 4 years working for a contract research organisation undertaking various custom and contract synthesis projects for the pharmaceutical and agrochemical sectors. A move away from the laboratory in 2016 brought Rob to Lhasa where he has been involved in the scientific research and development of various Lhasa products.
Initially Rob deciphered metabolism data for predictions of metabolic fate in Meteor and forced degradation pathways for Zeneth, before moving onto developing alerts for multiple toxicity endpoints in Derek and writing AOPs for carcinogenicity in Kaptis. Since 2020, Rob has predominantly focused on the development of genotoxicity solutions at Lhasa in his current role as lead scientist for Sarah (Lhasa’s statistical-based tool for mutagenicity predictions) and Lhasa’s ICH M7 solution.