Stephen L. Mayo is the Bren Professor of Biology and Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology, where he has held a number of other roles, including Chair of the Division of Biology & Biological Engineering and Vice Provost.
Mayo’s research focuses on the development of computational approaches to protein engineering — a field that has broad applications ranging from advanced biofuels to human therapeutics.
Mayo is the Co-Founder of Accelrys, a computational chemistry company.
Elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2004 for his pioneering contributions in the field of protein design, Mayo has also served as a presidential appointee on the National Science Foundation’s National Science Board and as an elected board member for the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Mayo earned his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology.