Neal Persky specializes in organic chemistry and chemical processes. He serves as a Registered Patent Agent.
Dr. Persky received his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, cum laude, from Austin College in 1993. While an undergraduate, Dr. Persky prepared deuterated cyclic compounds to determine the mechanism of solvolysis and subsequent methyl migration. Dr. Persky received his Ph.D. in Chemistry, with a specialization in Organic Chemistry, from the University of Utah at Salt Lake City in 1998. His Ph.D. research involved the study of the self-assembly and the self-recognition of model compounds to gain insight into biological systems.
After completion of his Ph.D., Dr. Persky worked as an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow in the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research at Mainz, Germany. In this position, Dr. Persky's research involved the synthesis of novel NIR (Near-Infrared) fluorescent organic dyes for possible application as biological markers. Dr. Persky is the author and co-author of three publications that have appeared in various chemical journals. Dr. Persky is a member of the American Chemical Society.