Stuart Conway is the Inaugural holder of the Michael and Alice Jung Endowed Chair of Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery at the University of California, Los Angeles. He studied Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Warwick, completing a final year research project with Dr Andrew Clark (1994-1997). Stuart undertook PhD studies in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Bristol, with Prof. Jeff Watkins FRS and Prof. David Jane (1997-2000). He then completed post-doctoral studies with Professor Andrew Holmes FRS at the University of Cambridge, and in 2003 he was appointed as a Lecturer in Bioorganic Chemistry at the University of St Andrews. Between 2008 and 2023 Stuart was an Associate Professor, and then Full Professor (2014), at the University of Oxford. Concurrently he was the E. P. Abraham Cephalosporin Fellow in Organic Chemistry at St Hugh’s College, Oxford. Stuart is an Associate Editor for J. Med. Chem. and ACS Bio & Med Chem Au, and is the Immediate Past President of the Royal Society of Chemistry Organic Division.