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Christopher A. Rhodes, Ph.D.
VP, Scientific Affairs

Dr. Rhodes founded DDE Labs in 2014 after 4 years of consulting and 20 years in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and drug delivery companies, where he held both technical and executive leadership roles. He has extensive experience translating molecular therapeutics, formulation, delivery, and device programs from late stage research into clinical development.

He volunteers as a leadership mentor to start up companies, students, and academic programs, through the San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange, Connect, the UCSD Von Leibig Center for Entrepreneurship, the UCSD Bioengineering Industrial Advisory Board, and lectures in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, in addition to serving as President and Member of the Board of Directors for the Boulder Peptide Society.

Chris lives in San Diego with his wife and UCLA graduate school classmate, Dr. Sharon Lee Rhodes, and together they enjoy traveling to visit their four children.