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Michelle Arkin, Ph.D.

Professor in Residence and Research Director
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Michelle Arkin

Michelle Arkin is a professor and researcher with close to 20 years' experience in academic pharmaceutical science, specifically in the area of chemical biology and drug discovery. She is currently a professor of pharmaceutical chemistry and research director of the Small Molecular Discovery Center at UCSF. Arkin is also actively involved with the editorial boards of several scientific journals, as a member and reviewer for numerous organizations and mentor in the area of drug discovery. Since 2014, she’s been involved with SLAS in a variety of positions including associate chair and chair for the Drug Target Strategies conference track, member of the Scientific Advisory Committee and co-chair of the Scientific Program Committee for SLAS2018. Arkin earned her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA; a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in protein engineering with Genetech Inc.