Matt Jacobson, Ph.D., has been a faculty member in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at UCSF since 2002, and is currently Chair of the department.  He earned his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at MIT, and then completed post-doctoral research at Oxford University and at Columbia University.  Dr. Jacobson’s research interests are in the area of computational biophysics and computer-aided drug design, and he is the author of over 140 publications.  Software written by Dr. Jacobson and his collaborators is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry; he serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Schrödinger, LLC, and is a co-founder of Global Blood Therapeutics (a Third Rock Ventures portfolio company) and Circle Pharma.  Dr. Jacobson received the NSF CAREER award, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and School of Pharmacy teaching awards.  He previously served as director of the Graduate Group in Biophysics, and has served on the editorial boards of 8 journals, including Biochemistry, PLoS Computational Biology, and Structure.


Matt’s scientific genealogy can be found here:  PhDTree