Michael K. Gilson, M.D., PhD.

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Gilson has 25 years of experience developing methods and tools for molecular modeling in chemistry and the life sciences. He made fundamental contributions to the development of the Poisson-Boltzmann model of molecular electrostatics and to widely used programs implementing this model. More recently, he has developed the predominant states approach to calculating molecular binding affinities. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College in Bioengineering, Ph.D. from Columbia University in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, and M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is concurrently Professor and Chair of Computer-Aided Drug Design, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California San Diego.