Hugo Villar is the Dean of the Division of Extended Studies at UC San Diego. He has over 22 years of experience in the life sciences industry and is the president of Altoris, Inc., a local consulting firm focusing on chemoinformatics and molecular modeling, multivariate analysis, discovery informatics and intellectual property and evaluation.
Villar specializes in the evaluation and development of technologies for drug discovery. In particular, software applications to problems in the life sciences, with an emphasis in chemistry. He served as the vice president of Chemoproteomics at Triad Therapeutics and vice president of Discovery Technologies at Telik, Inc.
Villar has a Ph.D. in chemistry and a MBA (Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals) from the University of Colorado.