Ivan Kozekov, PhD
Technical Supervisor – Confirmation
Prior to joining the Crestar team in 2015, Dr. Kozekov was a Laboratory Manager at the Center for Spine, Joint, and Neuromuscular Rehabilitation and Laboratory Supervisor at Advanced Pain and Anesthesia Laboratory. He is one of founding member of Crestar Labs. Prior to this experience, Dr. Kozekov was a Research Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Kozekov brings more than 25 years of experience in analytical method development, organic synthesis and mechanistic, physical organic chemistry and toxicology. He earned his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Organic and Analytical Chemistry from University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski,” Sofia, Bulgaria. Dr. Kozekov completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Organic, Bioorganic Chemistry and Toxicology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of more than 60 research publications and many peer-reviewed articles on synthesis, metabolism and analytical chemistry and has presented his research at national and international venues.