Gustavo Seabra, Ph.D., has been appointed as a research associate professor in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy’s department of medicinal chemistry. In this new role, he will expand his research in artificial intelligence drug discovery complemented by structure-based approaches to drug design and optimization.
Dr. Seabra obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Chemistry from the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil, and a Ph.D. from Kansas State University. Following a postdoc at UF in chemistry, he was a tenure-track faculty member at his home institution in Brazil for 10 years, where he also served as department chair. In anticipation of increasing needs for additional expertise in AI and computer-aided drug design, complementing Dr. Chenglong Li’s research direction and leadership in this space, the UF College of Pharmacy strategically recruited him two years ago to establish and lead a collaborative Structure-based Drug Design Core.