Poncho Meisenheimer

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Poncho Meisenheimer is the Director of Promega’s Chemistry Research division. He is responsible for the discovery of new small molecules that enable innovative luminescent and fluorescent products across segments in drug discovery, cell health, metabolism and biomolecule detection.

Poncho’s research has long centered on the intracellular detection of the interactions between endogenous and exogenous molecules including efficient selective protein labeling, novel pro‐luminescent probes for enzyme and biomolecule detection, novel fluorescent tracer and dye development, and novel bioluminescent substrates. He has currently co‐authored over 30 journal articles/reviews and is an inventor for 29 issued patents and 81 pending patent applications.

Poncho received his Ph.D. in Organic Synthesis at University of Colorado–Boulder and served on the faculty at California Polytechnic State University–SLO prior to joining Promega Corporation in 2001.