Andrés E. Dulcey was born in Cali, Colombia. After completing a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from The Ohio State University, he joined the laboratory of Professor Virgil Percec at the University of Pennsylvania. His doctoral research focused on the design, synthesis and structural characterization of biologically-inspired libraries of amphiphilic compounds which self-assemble into functional, helical, porous channels. After completion of his doctoral degree, Andrés joined the National Institutes of Health (NIH), first as a Postdoctoral Fellow and then as a Research Scientist, where he has spent over 10 years working in different modalities of medicinal chemistry. Currently, Andrés is at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the NIH, where he works as a Research Scientist at the forefront of translation, advancing programs in target identification and validation, assay development and screening, probe development and lead optimization, and drug repurposing, with the goal of furthering the understanding of biochemical pathways and aiding the development of new medicines.