2021 Distinguished Scientist - Biological Sciences
University of California, San Francisco
A US biophysicist, David Agard is currently a Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics and Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of California, San Francisco. Having a strong background in structural biophysics, David’s work focuses on elucidating the mechanisms of assisted folding by the Hsp90 molecular chaperone system, microtubule nucleation, and phage nucleus assembly, and the development of advanced technologies for light and electron microscopy. His work has been recognized by his election to the National Academy of Sciences in 2007 and American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009.