Cal is an Consultant in the Life Sciences division of Simon-Kucher & Partners in the London office. Prior to joint Simon-Kucher, he received his PhD from University College London in the chemical origins of life and organic chemistry. He discovered a new method for synthesizing peptides and is a first author describing the findings in the journal Science. Before this, he was a chemist at Synthomer, a British chemical company. Cal also holds a Master’s degree in chemistry from Durham University where he specialized in green pharmaceutical manufacture.