Blake holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Tulane University School of Medicine and BS/BA degrees in Biology and Liberal Arts from Northwestern State University. He also conducted his postdoctoral training at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology. Prior to joining Aroga Biosciences, Blake worked as a research scientist in the biotech industry with experience authoring INDs, nonclinical study reports, IBs, DSURs, and FDA information requests. He served as lead scientist on multiple preclinical research programs. Blake has also completed the Regulatory Affairs Essentials Program at UC San Diego Extension. Blake has authored over 15 peer-reviewed publications and has experience contributing to INDs, Investigator Brochures, and nonclinical study reports. Blake lives in San Diego and enjoys surfing and hiking in his free time.