Phil Hamzik assists the Pharmaceutical Group in patent prosecution. He has extensive knowledge in the areas of organic and medicinal chemistry.
Prior to joining the firm, Phil obtained his PhD in organic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the supervision of Rick Danheiser. His doctoral research focused on the development of new annulation strategies for the efficient construction of highly-substituted nitrogen heterocycles. While at MIT, Phil also worked as a teaching assistant for lecture and laboratory organic chemistry courses, and served as Coordinator of the MIT Chemistry Outreach Program.
Phil completed his undergraduate studies at Northeastern University where he obtained degrees in both chemistry and philosophy. During this time, he also worked as an intern in the pharmaceutical industry. As a Medicinal Chemistry Co-op at Merck Research Laboratories, Phil developed new synthetic methods for the preparation of important molecular scaffolds. As a Co-op at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Phil worked as a medicinal chemist in the area of infectious diseases.
Phil is an avid reader of literature and philosophy who also enjoys cooking and staying active.