2015-18 Presidential Research Professor
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. NIH-funded research employs a chemical biology approach to nucleoside and heterocyclic drug discovery and development with therapeutic emphasis on antiviral, anticancer and antiparasitic targets and overcoming resistance to currently used drugs. Serves as the Secretary for the International Society of Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids. Standing member of the NIH AIDS Drug Discovery and Development Study section. Member of the American Chemical Society’s Medicinal Chemistry Division Long Range Planning Committee. Associate Editor for Current Protocols in Chemical Biology. Jefferson Science Fellow for the National Academies of Sciences and the U.S. Department of State. Works with the U.S. Government and the U.S. Embassy in Moscow on a number of scientific issues including the changing landscape of Russian science, emerging and reemerging infectious diseases, and the nonproliferation of biological and chemical weapons.