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William H. Gerwick, PhD
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of California, San Diego
Scripps Institute of Oceanography
William H. Gerwick received his BS in Biochemistry (UC Davis) and PhD in Oceanography (Scripps Institution of Oceanography), did postdoctoral studies at the U. Connecticut, was Professor of Chemistry at the U. Puerto Rico and then moved to the College of Pharmacy, Oregon State U. as Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences. In 2005 he became Professor of Oceanography and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Scripps Oceanography and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy, UC San Diego, and in 2011 was promoted to Distinguished Professor. His research focuses on discovery of novel natural products from marine cyanobacteria, their biomedical applications, and investigations of their biosynthesis.
The C. Richard Hutchinson Lecture is intended to celebrate and recognize careers dedicated to major advances in natural product discovery and development.