Phil Low, PhD

Purdue University, Co-founder, Umoja Biopharma, Scientific Advisory Board Co-chair

Dr. Low is a co-founder of Umoja Biopharma and co-chair of the Scientific Advisory Board. He is the Presidential Scholar in Drug Discovery and the Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at Purdue University. Dr. Low has spent over 30 years exploring novel methods for targeted drug discovery, including target identification, drug design and synthesis, animal testing, and human clinical evaluation. He has published more than 500 scientific articles and has over 100 U.S. patents/patents pending. Eight drugs stemming from his research are undergoing human clinical trials and seven companies (Endocyte Inc., OnTarget Laboratories Inc., Novosteo Inc., Erythrocure Inc., Umoja Biopharma Inc., Morphimmune Inc. and Eradivir Inc.) have been founded to commercialize these discoveries. Dr. Low has received an NIH MERIT Award, the ACS Award for Cancer Research (Sosnovsky Award), the AACR Award for Outstanding Chemistry in Cancer Research, both of Purdue’s awards for outstanding research (McCoy and Sigma Xi Awards), the University’s highest career achievement award (Morrill Award), and numerous other National and International awards. Dr. Low received his B.S. in Chemistry from Brigham Young University (1971) and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from UCSD (1975). Additional details on Dr. Low’s research can be found at