Kevin Dalby

    Professor of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry,

    currently working on cancer drug discovery

  • About Me

    Dr. Kevin Dalby is a professor of chemical biology and medicinal chemistry in the College of Pharmacy, and Department of Oncology at The University of Texas in Austin. He is studying the mechanisms of cancer cell signaling to develop targeted therapeutics. The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) and the National Institutes of Health, recognized Dr. Dalby's efforts by granting him nearly $5 million to support his research.
    Kevin Dalby has been interested in the “why” of chemical reactions since he was a student at the University of Cambridge, where he graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Organic Chemistry. This curiosity has led to his interest in the processes of cell signaling, and ultimately to cancer research. Dr. Dalby's research areas include biochemistry, cancer, cell biology, chemical biology, drug discovery & diagnostics, and enzymology.
    He is a director of The Targeted Therapeutic Drug Discovery & Development Program (TTP), and the principal investigator on a CPRIT core facility grant that gives Texas scientists access to resources for drug discovery research. By understanding cancer cell signaling, Dr. Dalby works to improve diagnoses and utilize technological advances to develop targeted pharmaceuticals for different cancers.
    When he is not working, Kevin Dalby enjoys photography and spending time in the Texas countryside with his dogs.

  • Education

    Dundee University, Scotland


    Medical Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow

    Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation Unit

    Department of Biochemistry

    Research Advisor: Professor Sir Philip Cohen, Fellow of the Royal Society

    Brandeis University, Waltham, MA


    Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health

    Research Advisor: Professor William P. Jencks, Fellow of the Royal Society

    University of Cambridge, England


    Doctor of Philosophy in Organic Chemistry

    Title of Dissertation: Models of Nuclease Activity

    Research Advisor: Professor Anthony J. Kirby, Fellow of the Royal Society​

    University of Leeds, England


    Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

    Graduated with 1st class honors

  • The Blog

    Originally published on theodysseyonline.com During such incalculable times as the present, dedicated concentration can be challenging to find. However, it is a critical and necessary life skill to be able to focus intensely to reach high levels of productivity.   Dr. Kevin Dalby, Austin, Texas...
    Originally published on techlogitic.com   It is no secret that our world is going through a crisis. With an unpredictable virus in the air, along with an economically damaging quarantine, how do you stay mentally sane?   The answer is building mental resilience. Psychologists define mental...
    Originally published on bbncommunity.com Stress can be inevitable, especially during current times of crisis that demands some radical life changes. Unfortunately, for those experiencing chronic stress, the issue can result in high blood pressure, heart disease, or even severe weight gain.  ...
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