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Dr. Scott is also the Edwin G. Krebs–Hilma Speights Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle. He received his B.Sc. (Hons) degree in biochemistry from Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Aberdeen. He did postdoctoral research on protein kinase inhibitors in the laboratory of Edwin Krebs at the University of Washington and then joined the faculty of the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Scott continued his research at the Vollum Institute at the Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, until 2008, when he moved to the University of Washington, Seattle.  In 2016 Dr. Scott was selected to become Chair of the Department of Pharmacology.  He is working to forge a top-tier department based on a forward-thinking, diverse, and safe professional culture.  Fostering diversity and acknowledging implicit bias are contemporary issues that confront many established institutions.   Dr. Scott works to promote inclusivity, racial awareness and gender balance in departmental and professional activities.  These local responsibilities complement his broader service as member of scientific advisory boards for research institutes and academic basic science departments in medical schools in the US, Australia, Asia and Europe. Dr. Scott’s work with an international cell-signaling consortium cultivates research opportunities for UW students and faculty though scientific exchange with their counterparts in Asia and Europe.  Dr. Scott is a fellow of the Royal Society, London, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.