Graeme Freestone

Ionis Pharmaceuticals
(858) 246-8137

Graeme received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from The University of Manchester in 2001 and earned a DPhil in 2005 from The University of Oxford for his work investigating the Birch reduction in the labs of Professor Timothy Donohoe. He then moved to San Diego to undertake a three-year postdoctoral position at The Scripps Research Institute with Professor KC Nicolaou, where his work focused on the total synthesis of complex natural products.

Since leaving academia Graeme has worked as a medicinal chemist in the areas of liver and metabolic diseases and cognitive disorders at Metabasis Therapeutics, Helicon Therapeutics, Dart Neuroscience and Ionis Pharmaceuticals (his present position).

He is active in both the San Diego chemical community and the ACS San Diego Local Section serving as Member-at-Large (2011-2014), Chair of the Younger Chemists Committee (2014), Chair of the San Diego Section (2016) and Treasurer (2017, 2018).