Michael K. Gilson, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor and Chair in Computer-Aided Drug Design
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Education and Positions

  • A.B. Bioengineering, Harvard College, 1981, Cambridge, MA.
  • Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, 1988. Columbia University, New York, NY
  • M.D. 1989. Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
  • Medicine Residency, 1989-1991. Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
  • Howard Hughes Physician Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1991-1994. With Prof. J.A. McCammon, Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, Houston, TX
  • CARB Fellow, NIST Research Chemist & Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, Rockville, MD, 1994-1999
  • CARB Fellow and Associate Professor, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, Rockville, MD, 2000-2001
  • Founder and Scientific Advisor, VeraChem LLC, Germantown, MD, 2000-present
  • CARB Fellow and Professor, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, Rockville, MD, 2001-2009
  • Professor and Chair in Computer-Aided Drug Design, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, 2010-present

Selected Honors and Service

  • 1978 Detur Prize for academic achievement
  • 1979 John Harvard Scholarship.
  • 1981 Tau Beta Pi Engineering Award, Harvard College
  • 1981 A.B. Magna cum Laude, Harvard College
  • 1981-'89 NIH Medical Scientist Trianing Program, Columbia University
  • 1987 Alfred Steiner Award for medical student research
  • 1987 Associated Medical Schools of New York award for biomedical research
  • 1989 The Louis Gibofsky Memorial Prize for research, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • 1991-'94 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Physician Research Fellowship
  • 2007-'09 Chair of NIH MSFD study section

Publications