Daniel E. Levy

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Introduction is an organic/medicinal chemist dedicated to improving the quality of patients' lives by contributing to the discovery and development of new therapeutic agents. Having received degrees from UC Berkeley (BS) MIT (PhD), Dr. Levy pursued treatments for inflammation, cancer and cardiovascular diseases. He held positions at Glycomed, COR Therapeutics, Scios and Intradigm. He also founded DEL Biopharma LLC – a consulting firm providing R&D support to pharma companies. In 1995, Dr. Levy coauthored with Dr. Cho Tang "The Chemistry of C-Glycosides" and later collaborated with Dr. Peter Fugedi in the development of short courses covering aspects of organic and carbohydrate chemistry. In 2005, Dr. Levy coedited with Dr. Fugedi "The Organic Chemistry of Sugars." Through his studies, Dr. Levy noticed that many organic chemistry students rely on memorization of the vast number of reactions taught in introductory courses. This motivated him to write "Arrow Pushing in Organic Chemisty: An Easy Approach to Understanding Reaction Mechanisms" – a book teaching strategies to minimize memorization and increase understanding. The 2nd edition, with new and expanded chapters, was published in 2017.