Tom Magliery

Associate Professor and Director, Chemistry Bridge Program at The Ohio State University

Thomas J. Magliery is Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at The Ohio State University. He is also the co-director of the NIH T32-sponsored Molecular Biophysics Training Program, the director of the ACS-sponsored Chemistry Bridge Program, and the faculty director of the Ohio 5 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience. Magliery earned his A.B. in Chemistry at Kenyon College and his Ph.D. in Chemistry as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, with Peter G. Schultz, finishing his research at The Scripps Research Institute. He was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow with Lynne Regan at Yale University in the Department of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry. Magliery’s research interest is in the application of combinatorial, high-throughput and statistical methods to understanding the relationship of protein sequence and stability, as well as other biophysical properties. He also uses protein engineering techniques to improve the properties of proteins as therapeutic and diagnostic agents. Magliery started at Ohio State in 2005. He was the Director of the Ohio State Biochemistry Program and Vice Chair for Graduate Studies in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, together for six years. He focused much of his time as a graduate studies chair on issues related to strengthening mentoring systems and responsibility, professional development, and diversity. Magliery was the CSO and then CEO of a start-up commercializing IP from his lab. In 2018, he completed an M.B.A. from the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State, with emphasis on leadership and entrepreneurship.