David Baker, Ph.D.
Henrietta and Aubrey Davis Endowed Professorship in Biochemistry
Director, Institute for Protein Design
David Baker, Ph.D. is the director of the Institute for Protein Design, a professor of biochemistry, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, and an adjunct professor of genome sciences, bioengineering, chemical engineering, computer science and physics at the University of Washington. He received a doctorate in biochemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, and did postdoctoral work in biophysics at University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Baker has received numerous awards in recognition of his work, including the AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize, the Feynman Prize from the Foresight Institute, the prestigious Sackler Prize in Biophysics, and the Centenary Award from the Biochemical Society. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Sciences. His research group is a world leader in computational protein design and protein structure prediction.
Learn more about:
- The endowed fund that supports his work.
- Institute for Protein Design
- Department of Biochemistry
- The Baker Lab
If you’re interested in this field, please consider making a gift to this fund through the UW Foundation.