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David W. Cushman, Ph.D.

David W. Cushman earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Illiois. He then joined the Squibb Institute for Medical Research, where he spent his entire career. Cushman and his colleague, Miguel Ondetti, employed rational design to produce the first ACE inhibitor, captopril.

Cushman and Ondetti shared the 1982 GlaxoSmithKline Alfred Burger Award in Medicinal Chemistry. They also shared the 1999 Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research and were named "Heroes of Chemistry" by the American Chemical Society.

David W. Cushman, Ph.D. (left)
Photo courtesy of Bristol-Myers Squibb

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