During his chemistry studies at the University of Hannover, University of Hawaii and Stanford University,
Dr. Braje developed a strong interest in natural product synthesis and their medical application. He joined BASF in Ludwigshafen in 2000 as a medicinal chemist working on cardiovascular and oncology targets. In 2001 he transitioned to Abbott (now AbbVie) focusing on diseases of the central nervous system. He has authored more than 50 patent applications and is also recognized as specialist in synthetic organic chemistry. His latest passion is Green Chemistry, providing innovative solutions to reduce waste and to replace toxic and expensive organic solvents with water.