Dr. Pilch is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, with a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers. He has established himself as a leading expert in drug design, action, targeting and pharmacology. Dr. Pilch is credited with inventing five patents and authoring more than 75 peer-reviewed scientific publications. He has served on several scientific review panels for the NIH, American Cancer Society, American Chemical Society, and the United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation. He received a New Investigator Award from the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and has served as a scientific consultant to the pharmaceutical industry in connection with the application of calorimetric techniques for drug screening and identification. Currently, Dr. Pilch serves as a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Perspectives in Medicinal Chemistry, and was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Drug Design, Development and Therapy.
Dr. Pilch received a B.A. degree in Zoology from the University of California at Berkeley, and earned a Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of California at San Francisco.