Professor Jonathan Sessler, Ph.D. (Pharmacology)
Prof. Sessler has been a member of the Board of Directors since November 2019. As a chemistry scientist, Prof. Sessler is well known for his ground-breaking work on expanded porphyrins and their applications to biology and medicine. Obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with Highest Honors from The University of California, Berkeley, Prof. Sessler went on to complete his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry at Stanford University in 1982. Since 1984, Prof. Sessler has been a Professor of Chemistry at The University of Texas Austin, one of the world’s leading basic and applied research facilities, and currently holds The Doherty-Welch Chair. He has received many awards and recognitions throughout his career. In 1991 he co-founded Pharmacyclics, a pharmaceutical research company previously listed on Nasdaq.