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About Me

My name is Andrew T Bockus (a.k.a. Andy). I'm a father, husband, professional medicinal chemist, as well as an amateur endurance runner, musician, and writer ...and I'm very very tired. I believe that our most valuable asset is time, so I do my best to focus what little time I have on tackling challenges in human health and wellness, creative self-expression, and quality time with family.

Work Experience

March 2023 - Present

June 2020 - February 2023

October 2018 - June 2020

Associate Director, Chemistry 

Circle Pharma, Inc.

Sr. Scientist II, Medicinal Chemistry

Circle Pharma, Inc.

Scientist II, Head of Chemistry

Circle Pharma, Inc.



Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Trinity University

Under the mentorship of Adam R. Urbach, I worked on a variety of projects that employed cucurbiturils as synthetic receptors for peptides and proteins. I also had the opportunity to teach and mentor undergraduate chemists in both formal and informal settings.


Ph.D., Chemical Biology
University of California Santa Cruz

Under the mentorship of Scott Lokey, I investigated the structure-permeability relationships of natural product-inspired cyclic peptides.


B.A., Biochemistry

Skidmore College

I graduated magna cum laude and received the Charlotte W. Fehey Prize for Outstanding Chemistry Student in 2008. Under the tutaledge of Michelle W. Frey, I conducted a research project involving the expression, purification, and characterization of a surface-associated aminopeptidase from Vibro fischeri.

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