Dehua Pei, PhDProfessor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Ohio State University
Dehua Pei is the Charles H. Kimberly Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The Ohio State University. He received his PhD degree in organic chemistry from University of California, Berkeley and was a Damon Runyon-Winchell Walter Cancer Fund postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School. His research group discovered endosomal escape vehicles (EEVs), a unique class of cell-penetrating molecules that effectively deliver a wide variety of drug modalities into the cytosol of mammalian cells, and elucidated their mechanism of action. His group is currently applying the EEVs to develop intracellular biologics for treatment of previously intractable diseases, such as rare genetic diseases and those caused by excessive intracellular protein-protein interactions. He is a co-Founder and Chief Scientific Advisor of Entrada Therapeutics.