Alyssa B. Lypson, PhD, MS

Alyssa Lypson

Marketing and Communications Manager

Jr. Commercial Translation Architect

Develops and executes field marketing plans and initiatives to engage the regional medical/scientific community and potential industry sponsors.
Collaborates with research investigators to advance commercial opportunities from basic and translational science research.

Education & Experience

Alyssa Lypson is passionate about improving patient lives through science innovation and engagement. She brings both clinical and scientific expertise to the sciVelo team. By working alongside cardiologists, internists and pediatricians in the medical field to deliver and maintain standards of care to patients, Alyssa gained a strong knowledge set in pharmaceuticals and disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Her graduate research focused on the bioorganic chemistry of proteins, applying unnatural peptide derivatives as systems to study folding behavior and control for use in therapeutic innovation. While developing a novel biomimetic molecular tool, Alyssa also gained experience in research collaborations, project and lab management and science communication. In addition, she dedicated herself to teaching and mentoring students. She was honored for her teaching efforts as a recipient of the Safford Award for Education Excellence by the University of Pittsburgh, and, of the Science Communication Fellowship Award by the Pacific Science Center. In her spare time, Alyssa volunteers for Women in Bio and for Two Scientists Walk into a Bar.


PhD, Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, 2018
MS, Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, 2018
BS, Biochemistry, Allegheny College, 2009

Research Experience

Graduate Research, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh
Wilcox & Horne Groups

  • PhD Dissertation: “Engineering a Beta–Turn Mimetic Torsion Balance for Conformational Control: Design, Synthetic Strategies, and NMR Analysis”
  • MS Thesis: “Synthesis toward a Conformationally Controlled β–Turn Mimetic Torsion Balance”
    • Lypson, B.; Wilcox, C.S. “Synthesis and NMR analysis of a conformationally controlled beta-turn mimetic torsion balance,” J. Org. Chem., 2017, 82 (2), 898-909.
    • Lypson, B.; Wilcox, C.S. “Synthesis and NMR analysis of a conformationally controlled beta-turn mimetic torsion balance.” Abstr. Pap. Am. Chem. Soc., 252nd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Philadelphia, PA, August 21–25, 2016; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, USA, 2016; ORGN–194.
  • Mass Spectrometry Assistant, Facility Director: Dr. Bhaskar Godugu

Undergraduate Research, Department of Biochemistry, Allegheny College
Serra Group

  • Senior Thesis, “Thermodynamic Investigation of Group III Single Nucleotide Bulge Loops in RNA Duplexes”