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Biographical Sketch: Robert "Bob" Lees, Ph.D.

Robert Lees
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Robert "Bob" Lees, Ph.D., is a program director in the Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry, where he manages grants in synthetic organic chemistry. Prior to joining NIGMS, he was a program director in the Developmental Therapeutics Program in the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis at the National Cancer Institute. Lees earned a B.S. in chemistry from Duke University and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Stanford University. He conducted postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

To contact Robert "Bob" Lees, send email to or call 301-594-3827. If you’re a reporter wishing to interview him, contact the NIGMS Office of Communications and Public Liaison at or call 301-496-7301.

This page last reviewed on September 06, 2016