David Dyer, PhD


Executive Director and Professor, MS in Biotechnology Studies

Phone: (626) 815-2088

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Segerstrom Science Center, Room 151

Video Introduction

David Dyer, PhD, is executive director of the Master of Science in Biotechnology program at Azusa Pacific. Dyer received his BS degree in Genetics from the University of California at Davis, and his PhD degree in biology with an emphasis in molecular mechanisms of central nervous system repair from the University of California at Irvine. He established the research and development division of Woodward Laboratories, Inc., focused on transdermal drug delivery system development, and holds several U.S. and international patents for his work in this area. Dyer has also guided Phase IV clinical research and development in the area of central nervous system antiepileptic drug product development for UCB, Inc., and has served as an industry consultant for drug product development and clinical testing. Following his strong interest in focused training of the high technology workforce associated with the California biomedical products industries, he has been involved with establishing applied science master's training programs since 2008. He served as the executive director for the nation’s first multi-campus biotechnology master’s degree program at California State University and is a past member of the board of directors for the National Professional Science Master’s Association.


  • BS, Genetics, University of California, Davis
  • PhD, Biology, emphasis in molecular mechanisms of central nervous system repair, University of California, Irvine

Academic Area

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences