Benjamin Cravatt, PhD, the Gilula Chair of Chemical Biology, has received the prestigious Jeremy Knowles Award for 2019 from the Royal Society of Chemistry. Cravatt was recognized for pioneering a powerful new approach for identifying protein classes based on their activity, greatly expanding the possibilities of small-molecule drug discovery. His work uncovered countless new insights into disease biology that may lead to treatments for critical conditions that include cancers and neurological disorders. The award honors the late Jeremy R. Knowles, a professor of chemistry at Harvard University and legendary figure in the fields of enzymology and chemical biology.

Benjamin Cravatt
Benjamin Cravatt, PhD