Brian Grella, Ph.D.
High Point, NC

Brian has a B.S. degree in chemistry from Old Dominion University and a Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry from Virginia Commonwealth University. For those that are unsure what medicinal chemistry is, it's the the study of 'drug design' and it encompasses synthetic organic chemistry, biochemistry and pharmacology (for a list of his publications). His background in medicinal chemistry includes working on developing potential Alzheimer's and oncology treatments as well as studying hallucinogenic agents to name a few.

Brian's woodworking journey began back in 2002 when his wife asked him to install a few pieces of molding in a house they were living in at the time. Brian naively bought an inexpensive contractor-style table saw for the job when a miter saw would have been adequate. Afterward, his woodworking interest and tool collection started to grow.

Aside from woodworking, Brian also enjoys astronomy. You can view a few of his astrophotography photos here: astronomy page.