Peter Kim, PhD
Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor of Biochemistry, Stanford

Peter S. Kim is the Virginia & D.K. Ludwig Professor of Biochemistry at Stanford University and member of Stanford ChEM-H, an Institute harnessing Chemistry, Engineering & Medicine to advance Human health. He is former president of Merck Research Laboratories (2003 – 2013). During his tenure, Merck gained approval of more than 20 new medicines and vaccines. Earlier, he was Professor of Biology at MIT, Member of the Whitehead Institute and Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). Kim is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His current service includes the Medical Advisory Board of HHMI, the Scientific Advisory Board of the NIH Vaccine Research Center, and the Council of the NAS.