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Pettitt Research Lab

Principal Investigator

B. Montgomery Pettitt, PhD_adj

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair of Chemistry in Pharmacology and Toxicology
Director of the Sealy Center for Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd
Galveston, TX 77555-0304

5.404A Research Bldg 6
409.772.0723 (Office)
409.772.0725 (Fax)


University of Houston. B.S. Dec 1975 (Chemistry)
University of Houston. B.S. Dec 1975 (Mathematics)
University of Houston. Ph.D. May 1980 (Physical Chemistry)
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas: 1980-1983
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University: 1983-1985

Program Affiliations

Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, Rice University
Quantitative & Computational Biosciences Graduate Program at Baylor College of Medicine
Gulf Coast Consortia

Honors, Fellowships, etc.

Fellow of the American Chemical Society, 2021
American Chemical Society local section Volunteer of the Year, 2017
Fellow of the Americal Association for the Advancement of Science, 2008
Assoc. of Lab Automation Achievement Award, 2003
American Chemical Society Local Section Award, Houston Section, 2002
Robert A. Welch Lecturer in Chemistry, 2001
Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Houston 2000
Alumni Outstanding Faculty Award, University of Houston 1999
Fellow of the American Physical Society, 1993
Teaching Excellence Award, University of Houston 1992
Alfred P. Sloan Fellow 1989 - 1993
Research Excellence Award, University of Houston 1989
National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award 1983
Lynne Murray Sr. Award for Outstanding Research and Scholarship 1977

Recent Lectures and Seminars

  • Ion Distributions in Strong Fields: Proteins and DNA, Pacifichem 2021: A Creative Vision for the Future; December 2021.
  • Entropy-Enthalpy Balance in Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation Polypeptides, Sequence-Structure-Dynamics-Function Relationships of Proteins Symposium, American Chemical Society; August 2021.
  • Surface Tension and Solubility vs Hydrophobicity, IUPAC-Canadian Chemistry Conference; August 2021.
  • Thermodynamic Components of Phase Separated Peptide Systems, ISQBP President’s Meeting; June 2021.
  • Structure and Dynamics of Phase Separated Liquid Systems, Don Kouri Memorial Symposium, American Chemical Society; April 2021.