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Accelerating Drug Discovery from the Sea with Artificial Intelligence Tools

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Bill Gerwick
Distinguished Professor of Oceanography and Pharmaceutical Sciences @Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
Bill Gerwick's research focuses on the bioactive natural products of marine algae and cyanobacteria, their application in biomedicine, and their biosynthesis using genomic approaches. He earned a BS degree in Biochemistry at UC Davis, a PhD in Oceanography/Marine Chemistry at Scripps/UCSD, and did postdoctoral work in biosynthesis at U Connecticut. After a junior faculty position in Chemistry at the U Puerto Rico, he spent 21 years at Oregon State University in the School of Pharmacy. He has served as president of the American Society of Pharmacognosy, is a Society Fellow of the American Society of Pharmacognosy and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, chaired and co-chaired several major research conferences, and was associate editor of the Journal of Natural Products Chemistry. He currently serves as Director of the NIH Training Grant in Marine Biotechnology. His research group has published close to 500 scientific papers and holds more than 20 US patents.