Bradley L. Pentelute, Associate Professor of Chemistry. He is currently an tenured Associate Professor at MIT Department of Chemistry, an Associate Member, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, an Extramural Member of the MIT Koch Cancer Institute, and Member, Center for Environmental Health Sciences MIT. Since starting his own research group at MIT in 2011 he has been awarded the Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry (2018), Bristol Myers Squibb Award in Organic Chemistry (2017), Amgen Young Scientist Award (2016), Novartis Award in Organic Chemistry (2016), Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (2015), NSF CAREER Award (2014), Sontag Distinguished Scientist Award (2013), Young Chemical Biologist Award, International Chemical Biology Society (2013), Deshpande Innovation Grant (2013), and the Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award (2013). He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology and Chemistry from the University of Southern California, and his M.S and Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Chicago with Prof. Steve Kent. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. R. John Collier at Harvard Medical School, Microbiology.
The WRHI program provides a great opportunity to exchange ideas and push the frontiers of science. By working with colleagues at WRHI we hope to establish the framework for the de novo design of functional biopolymers. We will work to establish cross institute collaborations and research programs.