Sedgwick Professor of Biophysics Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alexander Rich, M.D., Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Repligen, has been on the faculty of MIT since 1958 and is the Sedgwick Professor of Biophysics. Internationally recognized for his contributions to the molecular biology of nucleic acids, he has determined their three-dimensional structure and has investigated their activity in biological systems. He is widely known for his work in elucidating the three-dimensional structure of transfer RNA, which is a component of the protein synthesizing mechanism, and for his discovery of a novel, left-handed form of DNA. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Rome, and a foreign member of the French Academy of Sciences, Paris. Dr. Rich has been a Director of Repligen since May 1981. Dr. Rich is a director of Alkermes, Inc. and Profectus Biosciences, Inc.