Dr. Tristan McClure-Begley joined the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) as a Program Manager in October 2017. His scientific pursuits at the agency involve novel chemical biology approaches to treating disease and injury, and developing methods to accelerate and protect learning and executive functions.
Dr. McClure-Begley came to DARPA from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he was a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. His academic studies focused on molecular mechanisms of perturbations to complex biological systems, particularly drugs of abuse, toxins, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Prior to his faculty appointment at Colorado, Dr. McClure-Begley was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine, and an alumnus of the Yale/NIDA Neuroproteomics Center.
He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Integrative Physiology and a Graduate Certificate in Behavioral Genetics from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
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