Dr. M.G. Finn

Dr. M.G. Finn is a Professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the School of Biology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His expertise is in with expertise in polymer chemistry and serves as a member of the Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE). His current interests include the use of virus particles as molecular and catalytic building blocks for vaccine and functional materials development, the discovery and development of click reactions for organic and materials synthesis, polyvalent interactions in drug targeting, medicinal chemistry and drug delivery, and the use of evolution for the discovery of chemical function. M.G. (his real first name) obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1986 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology working with Prof. K.B. Sharpless, followed by an NIH postdoctoral fellowship with Prof. J.P. Collman at Stanford University. He joined the faculty of the University of Virginia in 1988, where his group studied and developed a variety of transition metal-mediated processes. Prof. Finn moved to the Department of Chemistry and The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology at The Scripps Research Institute in 1998, and then to Georgia Tech in 2013. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers, was the first recipient of the annual Scripps Outstanding Mentor Award, and is Editor-in-Chief of the journal ACS Combinatorial Science. M.G. and his wife Beth have two children, Allison and Marc. He can be reached by e-mail at mgfinn@gatech.edu or see http://ww2.chemistry.gatech.edu/groups/finn/.