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Dr. Kenneth A. Jacobson

About Dr. Kenneth A. Jacobson


Kenneth A. Jacobson received his BA in Liberal Arts from Reed College in 1976 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego in 1981. He completed postdoctoral training at the Weizmann Institute. In 1983, he joined the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, MD.


He is currently the Senior Investigator and Chief of the Molecular Recognition Section, Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry. He adapts interdisciplinary approaches (synthesis, modeling, pharmacology) to study G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and purinergic signaling and now has four compounds in clinical trials. He has published more than 800 scientific publications, with an H-index of 115. His numerous awards include: 2008 Sato Award; 2009 Medicinal Chemistry Hall of Fame (American Chemical Soc.); 2014 Goodman and Gilman Award; 2017 Tu Youyou Award; 2017 Smissman Award; 2023 Hershberg Award.


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