Paul Schimmel, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at MIT
Paul Schimmel, PhD is Ernest and Jean Hahn Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), FL and CA campuses. He earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry and biophysics at MIT in 1966 and was formerly the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics in the Department of Biology at MIT. Dr. Schimmel is author or co-author of about 500 scientific papers and of a widely used three volume textbook on biophysical chemistry. Schimmel has been honored as an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the National Academy of Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine of the NAS) and the National Academy of Inventors. Having a longstanding interest in the applications of basic biomedical research to human health, Schimmel holds numerous patents and is a cofounder or founding director of several biotechnology companies, of which seven became NASDAQ-listed, publicly traded stocks.