Jacobson receives Sloan Fellowship

UCSF School of Pharmacy scientist Matthew P. Jacobson, PhD is the new recipient of a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The fellowship supports young scientists who demonstrate exceptional potential for enlightening science with new knowledge. Recipients are often in their first appointments to university faculties. The fellowship is intensely competitive and selected from a national pool of nominees. Jacobson joined the UCSF School of Pharmacy department of pharmaceutical chemistry in 2002 as an assistant professor. His research uses computational chemistry to predict protein modeling. He received his doctorate in physical chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Before joining UCSF, he was a research lecturer at University College Oxford, England, UK. Read more about Jacobson's research.

About the School: The UCSF School of Pharmacy is a premier graduate-level academic organization dedicated to improving health through precise therapeutics. It succeeds through innovative research, by educating PharmD health professional and PhD science students, and by caring for the therapeutics needs of patients while exploring innovative new models of patient care. The School was founded in 1872 as the first pharmacy school in the American West. It is an integral part of UC San Francisco, a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide.