Syed is a senior scientific advisor and assists the firm in patent litigation and patent prosecution. He has research experience in the fields of organic and inorganic synthesis, synthesis of combinatorial libraries and biochemistry.
As a graduate student, Syed worked on the synthesis and structure-activity relationship of bioactive natural products, with emphasis on molecules that target cytoskeletal proteins. His research work helped identify the first inhibitor for a class of mammalian cytoskeletal regulators called formins. As part of his master’s thesis at the Indian Institute of Technology, Syed was involved in the design and synthesis of organic ligands and the study of their metal-binding properties.