Dr. Jacobson is the John W. Daly Distinguished Scientist and Chief of the Molecular Recognition Section, LBC, NIDDK. He is a medicinal chemist with interests in the structure, ligand design and pharmacology of G protein-coupled receptors, in particular purinergic receptors. He earned a B.A. from Reed College and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego. Numerous awards include: 2009 Medicinal Chemistry Hall of Fame and 2017 Smissman Award (American Chemical Soc.); 2014 ASPET Goodman and Gilman Award in Drug Receptor Pharmacology; Highly Cited, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Thomson Reuters. He is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society.