Richard H. Ebright is Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University, USA and Laboratory Director at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, also in the USA.
His research focuses on the structure, mechanism, and regulation of bacterial transcription complexes, as well as on the development of inhibitors of bacterial transcription and broad-spectrum antibacterial agents and agents against tuberculosis. His research employs tools of structural biology, single-molecule biophysics, molecular biology, and drug discovery.
He has received the Searle Scholar Award, the Schering-Plough Award of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the National Institutes of Health MERIT Award. Richard is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Association for Advancement of Science, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has over 160 publications and 40 issued and pending patents.
Richard received his bachelor’s degree in biology and PhD in microbiology and molecular genetics from Harvard University, USA.