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Dr. Thorarensen is a research fellow at Pfizer working as a medicinal chemist in the Immunoscience research unit. In the past, he has lead medicinal chemistry projects in several therapeutic areas including anti-infectives, allergy and respiratory, pain and inflammation. Recently, his focus has been the design of irreversible inhibitors as therapeutic targets for inflammation. Dr. Thorarensen received his BS in chemistry from University of Iceland and a PhD in organic chemistry from University of Illinois. He is the author of 50 publications and 26 patents.