Dr. Gilbertson received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Chicago. Following a postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Gilbertson established his research program to bringing synthetic organic chemistry to bear on biological problems. He is a founding member of the Gulf Coast Consortium for Chemical Genomics and Drug Design and Chair of its Chemistry Core.
Dr. Gilbertson has experience in the synthesis of organic molecules and their application to a multitude of biological systems. His laboratory provided the NIH Molecular Small Molecule Repository with over 2,000 compounds that have been evaluated in biological assays through the NIH Molecular Libraries Program. The Gilbertson laboratory is committed to the design and synthesis of new molecules for novel drug targets in addiction. Dr. Gilbertson is appointed as a full professor at the University of Houston.