Jacob H. Forstater, PhDAssociate Principal Scientist, Merck Process Research & Development at Merck Research Laboratories
Jacob earned his Ph.D. in Physics from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he investigated protein self-assembly and protein-surface interactions. Before joining Merck in 2016, Jacob was a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University, where he developed key nucleotide modifications and algorithms for a nanopore-based next-generation sequencing by synthesis technology. Jacob is currently an Associate Principal Scientist in the Enabling Technologies group within Merckâ€™s Small Molecule PR&D department, based in Rahway, NJ. He is responsible for the development of new enzyme immobilization technologies and approaches for immobilized biocatalysis.