Arieh Warshel


Arieh Warshel is an Israeli-American biochemist and biophysicist. He is a pioneer in computational studies on functional properties of biological molecules. In 1969 he earned PhD degrees in Chemical Physics with Shneior Lifson at Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. After his PhD, he did postdoctoral work at Harvard University until 1972, and from 1972 to 1976 he returned to the Weizmann Institute and worked for the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England. In 1976, he joined the faculty of the Department of Chemistry at USC. In 2013, he received the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, together with Michael Levitt and Martin Karplus for “the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems”.

Selected Honors and Awards:

Annual Award of the International Society of Quantum Biology and Pharmacology (1993)

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2008)

Member of the United States National Academy of Sciences (2009)

RSC Soft Matter and Biophysical Chemistry Award (2012)

Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2013)