Robert V. Stahelin, Ph.D.
Scientific Advisor

Dr. Stahelin is an established academic expert with a specialization in biochemistry and biophysics and currently serves as Retter Professor of Pharmacy, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Purdue University. Prior to his appointment at Purdue University, Dr. Stahelin held a number of academic positions including
Co-director, Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBMS) Graduate Program at University of Notre Dame, Navari Family Scholar and Associate Professor of Biochemistry &Molecular Biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Interim Senior Associate Director, Harper Cancer Research Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend and the University of Notre Dame and Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine.

Over the course of his academic career, Dr. Stahelin has received a number of professional honors and awards for both his research and teaching including the IUSM Showalter Scholar Award and has mentored more than ten Ph.D. students, five postdocs, several MS students, and more than 20 undergraduates. He has served as a member of a number of organizations such as the American Chemical Society and the American Heart Association Basic Science Council, and currently serves as a member of the Biophysical Society and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He has received and completed 20 research grants/fellowships, is an active speaker and has an extensive review andpublication library including authorship of over 100 academic papers. Dr. Stahelin’s interdisciplinary research is focused on biological membranes which have been revealed as signaling and trafficking platforms for processes fundamental to life.