Bill Andrews, Ph.D., its founder and CEO, is a scientist, athlete and executive. Bill Andrews is one of the principal discoverers of both the RNA and protein components of human telomerase, and was awarded 2nd place as National Inventor of the Year in 1997.
He earned his Ph.D. in Molecular and Population Genetics at the University of Georgia and served as Senior Scientist at Armos Corporation and Codon Corporation, as Molecular Biology Director at Berlex Biosciences and Geron Corporation as well as Director of Technology Development at EOS Biosciences.
In 2007, after years of research, they discovered the world’s first medium-strength telomerase inducer that they labeled COO57684, the 57,684th chemical they tested. This finding confirmed that the team had come up with an accurate, sensitive and fully mechanized high-throughput screening system that worked and allowed the team to accomplish in one day what took months to screen!
The discovery made by the team at SIERRA SCIENCES has numerous applications that can benefit a large variety of needs and challenges.