Rina Dukor

BioTools Inc

Rina Dukor is the President & CEO of BioTools, a company she co-founded with Professor Laurence Nafie in 2000. Upon receiving Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC) in 1991, she worked for Amoco (AbbVie) where she pioneered and later commercialized technology for structure elucidation of protein biologics through development of instrumentation, sampling techniques and software. At BioTools she led commercialization of two new revolutionary techniques known as VCD and ROA. Under Dr. Dukor’s leadership, BioTools has cemented a world-wide reputation as a leader in structure characterization of biological and chiral drugs and developer of unique advanced technologies. BioTools has won several Awards, including the R&D 100 Award, known as “Oscars of Technology’. Rina has co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed papers; several review chapters and is a holder of four patents. She is a recipient of several prestigious scientific Awards and serves on several non-profit, academic, and commercial Boards including the Board of Visitors for LAS College at UIC and Scripps Florida.