CYTEL NAMES BIOLOGY DIRECTORCytel Corp. of La Jolla, Calif., has appointed Michael P. Kriegler,Ph.D., director of Cell and Molecular Biology. Kriegler will beinvolved in the identification of small moleculepharmaceuticals for treating inflammatory diseases such asrheumatoid arthritis, Type I diabetes and complicationsresulting from reperfusion injury.
Kriegler was previously at Cetus Corp., where he has been asenior scientist since 1986. At Cetus, Kriegler helped identifyand develop small molecules used to treat inflammatorydiseases. He also participated in the National Institutes ofHealth's gene therapy program and was credited withdesigning the first genetically engineered retrovirus to receiveapproval from the Food and Drug Administration for theexperimental treatment of cancer in humans.
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