David Gorenstein, Ph.D., joined UTHealth January 1, 2009 as Professor and Deputy Director of the IMM. Dr. Gorenstein. He was most recently the Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) and the Charles Marc Pomerat Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Neurosciences & Cell Biology. He also served as the founding Director of the UTMB Sealy Center for Structural Biology and Director of the Gulf Coast Consortium in Magnetic Resonance, a shared facility that includes UTMB, Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Houston, UTHealth and UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
He has nearly 40 years experience in structural biology, drug design, nucleic acid and protein chemistry with over 240 publications. He currently has major translational research programs in proteomics and nanomedicine for both diagnostics and therapeutics, particularly in cancer. He also has major programs in next-generation aptamer technologies and NMR structural biology, drug design, nucleic acid and protein chemistry.