William Doub, Research Chemist
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- B.S., Chemistry, California State University-Pomona; Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, University of California, Riverside
William Doub studied analytical chemistry, electrochemistry, and bioinorganic chemistry in graduate school. Now he uses these skills at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to continue doing just what he loves most—research! He develops methods for in vitro characterization of inhalation drug products.
“There are multiple purposes for in vitro characterization: 1) to provide evidence that all batches of a particular product meet appropriate specifications; 2) to enable correlation between in vitro and in vivo (i.e., clinical) results; 3) to offer rapid explanation (and possible remedies) for product failures,” Doub says. “The impetus for doing in vitro testing is that it is more precise and much less expensive than is in vivo testing.”
Doub credits the ACS most for the networking opportunities that membership provides.
Today, he is a Research Chemist with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Software: Word, Excel, Acrobat, JMP, Power Point. Instrumentation: various instruments for particle size determination (LLS, PDA, PCS, impaction); specialized instrumentation for characterization of aerosol plumes; HPLC, HPLC-MS
I have my own office with a laptop PC and tablet PC (for instrumentation network), two monitors (one switchable between the two PCs), a document scanner, a VOIP phone, and the lab equipment listed above.
Including work at home, I work 50-60 hours per week. The environment is fairly relaxed.
I am very organized.
I wish I had studied more statistical data treatment so as to better understand the significance of differing results for altered samples and results obtained from different methods.