"The most curious fact is the perfect gradation in the size of the beaks in the different species of Geospiza, from one as large as that of a hawfinch to that of a chaffinch, and ... even to that of a warbler"
Beagle Scientific Inc. (formerly Huen Structure Bio) delivers services in molecular structure analysis, scientific content creation, and curates client-specific solutions in the biotech industry. Our work is backed by our expertise in structural biology, protein engineering and biochemistry.
Jen Huen, PhD - Founder and President
Jen obtained her PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Toronto and completed a post-doctorate fellowship in structural and molecular biology at Academia Sinica. She was an antibody scientist at AbCelex Technologies, a clinical-stage company, and led efforts in developing lead nanobody candidates resulting in the publication of the team's work in a peer-reviewed journal. Her experience in protein folding and antibody engineering for infectious diseases and immuno-oncology has garnered awards and fellowships from the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada and Southern Ontario Smart Computing for Innovation.
Saumil V. Patel, MPharm - Scientific Project Manager
With his Masters in Pharmaceutical science, Saumil has over 9 years of industry experience in small molecule testing, quality assurance and R & D of biologics. His work in API testing led to the development of the first ICH-validated method for QC testing of piperine and gingerol. He was an associate scientist at AbCelex Technologies and oversaw protein production by fed-batch fermentation and established a high-throughput platform for nanobody expression and purification. He is experienced in yield optimization, biophysical characterization, method development and is currently managing scientific operations at Beagle Scientific.
Bernhard Suter, PhD - Business Advisor
Bernhard obtained his PhD in Molecular Biology at ETH Zurich and completed post-doctorate fellowships at UC Berkeley and U of Toronto. With a strong background in proteomics, genetics, and genomics, he has over a decade of experience in R & D, technology and business development, and biotechnology entrepreneurship. He is the founder and CEO of Next Interactions and co-founder and Business Development Director of Stellate DNA. He has extensive expertise in high-throughput interaction screens, next-generation sequencing technologies, and CRISPR genomic engineering.
Usheer Kanjee, PhD - Scientific Advisor
Usheer obtained his PhD in Biochemistry at U of Toronto and completed a post-doctorate fellowship at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where he is currently a research associate. Usheer has considerable experience in microbial and cell biology, parasitology, and structural biology. His work on the bacterial acid stress response and host/parasite interactions of malaria infection is exemplified by his extensive track record of peer-reviewed publications.