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. 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.