Masad Damha, Ph.D.

Dr. Masad Damha is Distinguished James McGill Professor of Chemistry at McGill University, holding over 40 years of experience in nucleic acid chemistry.

Dr. Damha’s research group at McGill University focuses on synthesis and structural analyses of chemically modified oligonucleotides directed toward biomedical and diagnostic applications. His 200+ publications and dozens of patents issued have been widely cited and used in both fundamental sciences and oligonucleotide-based therapeutic applications. Masad is the recipient of several awards from the Canadian Society for Chemistry, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and McGill’s Fessenden Professorship in Science Innovation. He has served as President of the IS3NA (International Society of Nucleosides, Nucleotides, Nucleic Acids) and the OTS (Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society).

Dr. Damha graduated from McGill with a B.Sc. with honors in chemistry and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry.