Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School
Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy
University of Michigan, USA
Member, Global Virus Network
Jonny Sexton is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in the department of internal medicine, division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, an assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy in the department of Medicinal Chemistry, and is faculty lead for drug repurposing in the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Reseach (MICHR). The Sexton lab brings together multidisciplinary tool sets from drug discovery, medicinal chemistry, engineering and computer science to address unmet medical needs surrounding the diabetes/obesity epidemic, especially in the context of chronic liver disease.
Dr. Sexton’s scientific training started at Santa Barbara City College as a biology major and then transitioned to computational chemistry at the University of California Santa Barbara. Graduate school at the University of San Diego is where his interests shifted towards chemical physics, surface science and semiconductor device engineering. Dr. Sexton then joined Roger Kornberg’s lab at Stanford University to perform cryo-electron microscopy on transcription complexes. After postdoctoral training, Dr. Sexton then joined the BRITE institute at NC Central University as an Assistant Professor.