Graham A. Ferrier, Ph.D.

Science Consultant

Graham brings to BDF a strong scientific background with a deep-rooted foundation in life sciences research. Prior to joining the BDF team in 2013, Graham was on the faculty at the University of California at Los Angeles in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology where his research program was focused on the discovery of high-value novel biochemical compounds with target transfer applications in BioPharma. With extensive experience in molecular biology, proteomics, chemical signaling, and physiology, Graham brings an unparalleled scientific perspective to the team.  The combination of his R&D experience, and his unique understanding of core scientific discovery, has well-equipped Graham to understand the processes and issues inherent in the developmental end of the biopharma industry where he can provide essential scientific advice and executable solutions.


 Over 10 years of laboratory research in molecular biology, biochemistry, proteomics, and chemical signaling

  • Established track record in successful grant and publication writing, with an extensive knowledge of NSF and NIH
  • Led team in discovery of novel anti-microbial, and corresponding patent process
  • Two years experience in mass-spectrometry based biomarker identification
  • Extensive experience in technology transfer between disciplines in life sciences, with a unique ability to identify new applications

Prior Affiliation

 Faculty – University of California at Los Angeles, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

  • NSF Postdoctoral Fellow – University of California at Los Angeles
  • Smithsonian Institute Marine Discovery Division – Fort Peirce, FL; Carrie Bow Caye, Belize


  • Ph.D., Biology (University of California at Los Angeles)
  • M.S., Biology (California State University, Northridge)
  • B.S., Biology (University of Rhode Island)