Greg Petsko, PhD
Greg Petsko, a leader in the field of protein engineering and structural biology, is the Arthur J. Mahon Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience and director of the Helen and Robert Appel Alzheimer’s Disease Research Institute, a subset of the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is also an adjunct professor of biomedical engineering at Cornell University and a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine. His area of expertise is protein crystallography, studying the three-dimensional structures of proteins and their biochemical functions. Prior to his current work, Petsko held several leadership positions at various institutions; these include the president of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, an associate member of the Tufts-New England Medical Center Cancer Research Center, and an adjunct professor of neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and received a doctorate at Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.