Rommie E. Amaro is a Professor and Shuler Scholar in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, San Diego. She received her B.S. (Chemical Engineering, 1999) and Ph.D. (Chemistry, 2005) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was a NIH postdoctoral fellow with Andy McCammon (UCSD). Rommie is the recipient of an NIH New Innovator Award, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the ACS COMP OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, the ACS Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry National Lecturer, and the 2016 Corwin Hansch Award. She is the Director of the NIH P41 National Biomedical Computation Resource and a co-Director of the NIH U01 Drug Design Data Resource. Her research is broadly concerned with the development and application of state-of-the-art multiscale computational methods to address outstanding questions in drug discovery and molecular and cellular biophysics.