About Ian Wilson

Ian Wilson, PhD

Scientific Advisor

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Dr. Ian Wilson received a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Edinburgh, a PhD in Molecular Biophysics from Oxford University, and did postdoctoral research at Harvard University.

Dr. Wilson has been a Professor at The Scripps Research Institute since 1982 and is Hansen Professor of Structural Biology and Chair of the Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology. His laboratory focuses on immune recognition and, in particular, on how pathogens are recognized by the adaptive and innate immune systems.

Dr. Wilson also directed the Joint Center for Structural Genomics (JCSG) from 2000-2016. The JCSG pioneered new methods for high-throughput structural studies, including x-ray and NMR, and determined 1600 novel structures in the NIH NIGMS Protein Structure Initiative. Dr. Wilson is a Fellow of the Royal Society, Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and was awarded a DSc from Oxford University 2000. He is on the Statistical Board of Reviewing Editors for Science, the Editorial Board of Cell, and the Board of Directors for Keystone Symposia. He has published more than 680 papers.