Georgia McGaughey, PhD
Georgia is the Senior Director of the global Modeling & Informatics group at Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc., comprised of molecular modeling, informatics and methods development. She is also a member of the Research Leadership Team, which sets the strategy for the research arm of the company. Through her twenty-year career in pharmaceuticals (Wyeth, Merck, Vertex) Georgia has contributed to the invention and advancement of several clinical candidates and generated more than 100 publications and presentations. She has served on the editorial advisory board for numerous journals (including the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and F1000), many conferences (such as the Computer Aided Drug Design Gordon Research Conference), and participated in multiple study sections for the NIH. Currently, she volunteers in the Boston scientific community through mentorship with high school and college students. Georgia earned her B.S. degree in chemistry from Kennesaw State College and her Ph.D in physical chemistry from the University of Georgia. She carried out her post-doctoral studies with focus on electronic structure theory at Colorado State University. She is also an avid runner and plays the piano.