Matthew P. Jacobson, Ph.D.
Matt Jacobson, Ph.D., is the Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at UC San Francisco. He earned his Ph.D. in physical chemistry at MIT, and completed post-doctoral research at Oxford and Columbia. Matt’s research focuses on computational biophysics and computer-aided drug design; he is the author of over 120 publications. Software written by Matt and his collaborators is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry; he serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Schrödinger, LLC, and is also a co-founder of Global Blood Therapeutics (NASDAQ: GBT), Relay Therapeutics and Cedilla Therapeutics. Matt received the NSF CAREER award, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and a School of Pharmacy teaching award. He has served on the editorial boards of several journals, including Biochemistry and PLoS Computational Biology.