College of Natural Sciences

2014: Craig Lindsley

Chemistry, 1992

Craig W. Lindsley, PhD is the Professor of Pharmacology & Chemistry and Director of Medicinal Chemistry for the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery. Craig graduated from Chico with a BS in Chemistry, received his PhD at UC Santa Barbara and pursued postdoctoral studies at Harvard. Craig worked at Lilly and Merck & Co., pioneering allosteric modulation, in positions of increasing responsibility before moving to Vanderbilt in 2006. Craig is the founding Editor-in-Chief of ACS Chemical Neuroscience, and has received numerous awards: the ASPET-Astellas Award, the ACS MEDI Portoghese Lectureship and the John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology from ASPET. Craig holds 35 issued US patents and has published over 300 manuscripts.