Prof. Sampson joined the faculty at Stony Brook University in 1993 and is currently Professor of Chemistry. She is presently the co-Director of the Chemical Biology Graduate Training Program and a founding member of the Institute of Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery, as well as a member of graduate programs in Chemistry, Pharmacology, and Biochemistry & Structural Biology. She earned her B.S. degree in chemistry at Harvey Mudd College in 1985, her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1990, and then she was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. Prof. Sampson’s honors and awards include the Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award, a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award the Pfizer Award in Enzyme Chemistry, both from the American Chemical Society, the Research Foundation of SUNY Research and Scholarship Award, Fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), and a Fellow of teh American Chemical Society. She has received approximately $16 million in research support from Federal and private agencies that include the National Institutes of Health, the Petroleum Research Fund, the National Science Foundation, the American Heart Association, the Dreyfus Foundation, Biogen, and Bristol-Myers Squibb.