Dale Robert Mitchell, PhD, has extensive experience of research and development acquired over 25 years within the drug discovery and agrochemical industry. His role at BioFocus is to lead multi-disciplinary teams on client projects with responsibility for defining the program direction, delivering chemical series into lead optimization, identifying and optimizing lead compounds and selecting pre-clinical candidates. Dr. Mitchell has led several CNS programs and worked on a broad range of biological targets including kinases, ion channels, antivirals and antibacterials. Prior to joining BioFocus, he worked in the areas of fungicide and insecticide research and contributed to a number of projects that progressed into development. Dr. Mitchell is a named inventor and co-author of over 20 patents and peer reviewed publications.