Stephen L. Mayo is currently Vice Provost (research) and Bren Professor of Biology and Chemistry at Caltech, where he has been a faculty since 1992. Dr. Mayor earned his B.S. in Chemistry at the Pennsylvania State University, and received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Caltech in 1987. He did postdoctoral work as a Miller Fellow in the Chemistry Department at UC Berkeley and a second postdoctoral fellowship at the Biochemistry Dept. at Stanford University.
Dr. Mayo's has been a scientific leader in protein design, incorporating interface theory, computation, and experimental approaches. Dr. Mayo honors include being named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, a Rita Allen Foundation Scholar, a David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellow, and a Searle Scholar. He was awarded the Johnson Foundation Prize for Innovative Research in Structural Biology and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.