Brent R. Stockwell, Ph.D. is a Professor at Columbia University in the Departments of Biological Science and Chemistry. His research involves the discovery of small molecules that can be used to understand and treat cancer and neurodegeneration, with a focus on mechanisms governing cell death. These interdisciplinary investigations led to new methods of small molecule drug discovery, and the discovery of a new form of cell death known as ferroptosis.
He is the recipient of numerous accolades, including the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface, the Beckman Young Investigator Award, an HHMI Early Career Scientist Award, the BioAccelerate NYC Prize, the Lenfest Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award, the Great Teacher of Columbia College Award from the Society of Columbia Graduates, and an NCI R35 Outstanding Investigator Award. Having mentored over 100 students, technicians, and postdoctoral scientists, he boasts a publication record of over 135 scientific articles, 20 US patents, and has secured over 50 research grants totaling more than $33 million.