Professor Kevan Shokat is a member of National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Shokat is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at University of California, San Francisco, a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at University of California, Berkeley, and an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute currently an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
After receiving his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry at UC Berkeley with Professor Peter Schultz, and post-doctoral work in immunology at Stanford University with Professor Chris Goodnow, Kevan began his independent research career at Princeton University where he was promoted from Assistant to Associate Professor in four years.
Professor Kevan M. Shokat is a leader in the field of chemical genetics and is particularly focused on development of new chemical approaches for studying protein and lipid kinase signaling. He has received numerous awards including being named a Fellow of several prestigious research foundations including the Pew Foundation, Searle Foundation, Sloan Foundation, Glaxo-Wellcome Foundation, and the Cotrell Foundation. He has also received the Eli Lilly Award, given to the most promising biological chemist in the country under the age of 37.