Dr David Finger

Dr David Finger

University of Sheffield

Job title

UKRSA Co-Chair and Research Co-Investigator, Department of Chemistry


L. David Finger, Ph.D., is a Research Co-Investigator in the Biological Chemistry Division of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Sheffield (UoS). His research focus is nucleic acids enzymology. In addition to his research, David has been a member of the Board of Directors (BoD) of the United States (U.S.) National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) and the International Consortium of Research Staff Associations (ICoRSA). Furthermore, David serves on the steering committee of the United Kingdom Research Staff Association (UKRSA) and is a member of the U.S. National Organization for Gay and Lesbian Science and Technology Professionals (NOGLSTP).

David was born in a small town in southern New Jersey (greater metropolitan Philadelphia area) in the U.S. After graduating from high school, he earned his B.A. in Biochemistry from Ithaca College. David moved to Los Angeles to earn his doctorate in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he investigated protein and nucleic acid structure predominantly using NMR. He then became a postdoctoral fellow at the City of Hope Beckman Research Institute. After this initial postdoc, David accepted a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow (MC-IIF) at the University of Sheffield to work with Professor Jane Grasby.