Gregory Petsko PhD

Arthur J. Mahon Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience and Director, Helen and Robert Appel Alzheimer ’s Disease Research Institute. 

He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. He is an endowed professor at Weill Cornell Medical College, an adjunct professor of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University, and Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Chemistry at Brandeis University. His research interests are directed towards understanding the biochemical basesof neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS, discovering treatments (especially by using structure-based drug design), that could therapeutically affect those biochemical targets, and seeing any resulting drug candidates tested in humans. He has also made key contributions to the field of protein crystallography.