New professors at the University of Basel

Prof. Dr. Scott McNeil

Prof. Dr. Scott McNeil (Bild: zvG)

The University Council at the University of Basel has selected six new professors including Professor Scott McNeil for nanopharmaceutical and regulatory sciences.

We are very pleased to welcome Prof. Dr. Scott McNeil to our Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Prof. Dr. Scott McNeil

Prof. Dr. Scott McNeil is appointed Professor of Nanopharmaceutical and Regulatory Sciences at the Faculty of Science. This is the first of two endowed professorships in nanopharmacy funded by the Vifor Pharma Group. McNeil will take up his post 1 July 2020.

Until recently, McNeil has been the Director of the Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory in Frederick, Maryland (USA), a joint facility of the National Cancer Institute and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). His research focuses on the development and characterization of new nanopharmaceutical drugs and other non-biotechnologically produced active molecules.

McNeil was born in 1964 in Oregon and studied chemistry at Portland State University, followed by graduate studies in cell biology and anatomy at Oregon Health Sciences University, where he received his PhD. He was then Chief of Biochemistry at Tripler Medical Center in Hawaii and was also an adjunct professor at the John Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii. For the past 15 years he has been with Leidos Biomedical Research, where he was a Vice President. In addition to his academic career, he served for ten years as an officer in the US Army. McNeil and his wife, Merle, have six children, aged 18 to 26.