Ron Dror, PhD

Ron Dror is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and, by courtesy, of Structural Biology and of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. His research group uses machine learning and molecular simulation to elucidate the structure, dynamics, and function of GPCRs and other biomolecules in order to guide the development of more effective medicines.

Before moving to Stanford, Dr. Dror served as second-in-command of D. E. Shaw Research, where he developed computer systems to accelerate molecular dynamics simulations by orders of magnitude. He has published over 30 papers in Nature, Science, and Cell, and has won several Gordon Bell Prizes and Best Paper Awards.

Dr. Dror earned a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, where he developed machine learning methods for computer vision and genomics. He also earned an MPhil in Biological Sciences as a Churchill Scholar at the University of Cambridge, as well as undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University.