Ken A. Dill

Professor, Biophysics
Associate Dean of Research, S/P

University of California, San Francisco

N 472-F, 600 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94143-2240

Phone: 415-476-9964

Kenneth Dill, Moderator, is professor of biophysics and an associate dean of research at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a past president of the Biophysical Society, a Pew Scholar; he is a fellow of the Institute of Physics, the Biophysical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Physical Society. He received the Protein Society’s Hans Neurath Award in 1998 and the Distinguished Teaching Award from the UCSF Academic Senate in 1987. He co-authored a textbook called Molecular Driving Force, which is currently used for teaching chemistry in more than 50 university undergraduate and graduate courses. He founded and co-directs a coalition of basic research societies called Bridging the Sciences that advocates for research at the interface between the physical and life sciences. He received a Ph.D. in biology at the University of California, San Diego.