Milan Chytil Bio

Milan Chytil, PhD

Director of Medicinal Chemistry

During his 18 years in the pharmaceutical industry, Milan has led many research projects in various therapeutic areas of psychiatry. He evolved multiple novel chemical compounds from a research idea into successful clinical trials.  Most recently, he used a unique whole-animal phenotypic screening approach to develop a compound for treatment resistant depression.  At Delix Milan is applying his expertise in phenotypic screening to develop non-hallucinogenic psychedelics-inspired analogs into drugs to treat diseases with high unmet medical needs.  In addition to his leadership in medicinal chemistry, Milan is also using his computational chemistry prowess to accelerate the progress of Delix’s programs through the application of Artificial Intelligence and Bayesian modeling.

Milan has authored numerous issued patents and scientific articles and reviews and is a member of the American Chemical Society.  Milan obtained his PhD degree in organic chemistry at Harvard University in 2000 working in Prof. Greg Verdine’s lab and then did post-doctoral research in asymmetric catalysis in the labs of Prof. Eric Jacobsen, also at Harvard University.