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Director, Webb Laboratory, Medicinal & Synthetic Chemistry
Thomas R. Webb, Ph.D., brings research leadership in the areas of small molecule cancer and influenza drug discovery. Webb has initiated and orchestrated several major therapeutic discovery projects in these areas and plans on fully translating these discoveries into clinical development at SRI.
Prior to joining SRI, Webb was a senior faculty member and director of the High-throughput Chemistry Center in the Department of Chemical Biology and Therapeutics at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from 2007 to 2013. From 2009 to 2013, he was also an adjunct professor and graduate student mentor in pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
From 1997 to 2006, Webb was vice president of research and development for ChemBridge Corporation, a global provider of enabling chemistry products and contract research services for small molecule drug discovery. Earlier, he was a medicinal chemist at Neurocrine Biosciences, group leader of medicinal chemistry at Corvas International, and a research scientist at Genentech, Inc.
Webb is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Association for Cancer Research, and other professional organizations. He has been a principal investigator for several research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and other organizations. In addition to numerous patent applications that have been submitted, he holds 29 issued U.S. patents, is the author or co-author of more than 58 publications, and has served as a reviewer for more than 25 different scientific journals. He has been a mentor to a large number of Ph.D. technical staff, postdoctoral fellows, and technicians.
Webb has a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. His Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry is from the University of California, Santa Cruz. His postdoctoral training was achieved at Washington State University (medicinal chemistry) and The Salk Institute for Biological Studies (molecular biology).
See a current bibliography of publications by Thomas R. Webb.