David B. Bolstad, Ph.D.

Technical Advisor


David Bolstad's practice is focused on U.S. and foreign chemical and pharmaceutical patent matters. He earned degrees in Chemistry (B.S.) and Biology (B.A.) from Central Washington University (summa cum laude, 2001) and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Montana (2006). David spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut before beginning an independent research career as an assistant professor at the University of Montana.


University of Montana
Ph.D. 2006

Central Washington University
B.S. (summa cum laude) 2001

Central Washington University
B.A. (summa cum laude) 2001


Prior to joining Seed IP, David’s research career focused on the development of small molecule leads targeting central nervous system receptors for antidepressant therapies, positron emission tomography (PET) imaging, and probing the structure and function of membrane bound proteins. During his postdoctoral work, and as an independent researcher, he developed novel compounds for infectious disease including dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) inhibitors and a class of natural-product-derived polyacetylenes. Additionally, David has demonstrated a breadth to his abilities as an environmental analytical chemist for the Navy and as a research chemist for a mercury instrumentation manufacturing company. David is a co-inventor on several U.S. Patents related to his work and has been a co-author on multiple peer-reviewed scientific publications.


David is a member of Life Science Washington.

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