Tom Kurtzman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor; Lehman College, CUNY

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Tom Kurtzman, Ph.D. is an associate professor at Lehman College, City University of New York in the Bronx, N.Y., where his research focuses on the development of computational methods that aid in the discovery and rational design of new drugs. Professor Kurtzman’s approach applies a combination of statistical mechanical theory and computer simulations to better understand the physical principles governing the molecular recognition between proteins and small molecule drug candidates.  His research contributions provide a framework to account for and quantify the role that water plays in molecular recognition.

Dr. Kurtzman’s honors and awards include the OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award from the Computational Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS). 

Dr. Kurtzman earned a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry from the University of California, Santa Cruz, a doctor of philosophy degree in chemistry from Stanford University in Stanford, Calif., and pursued postdoctoral research at Columbia University in New York.

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