Dr. Richard Bucala, Inventor

Currently a Professor of Medicine at Yale University, Rick was the first to functionally clone MIF protein and has studied the MIF/MIF-2 biology for the past few decades. He holds ~40 patents and has a proven track record commercializing his science through out-licensing deals to large pharmaceutical companies and biotech startups. In addition to running a large research lab, Rick is a practicing physician, and board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology.