Dr. Hurley received his PhD in Biochemistry from Indiana University in 1990. Dr. Hurley received post-doctoral training at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry Department where he pursued training in the application of X-ray crystallography to understand enzyme structure and function. He joined the faculty within the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Indiana University School of Medicine in 1992. His research focus is to apply kinetic and biophysical techniques to understand enzyme structure and function, as well as applying High-Throughput screening approaches to discover and develop inhibitors for enzyme targets relevant to human disease.
He has twice served as the Interim-Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He accepted the role as Associate Dean for Graduate Education within the School of Medicine in the Fall of 2017. Since taking this role, the number of applications to the School of Medicine Graduate programs has more than doubled, as has the diversity of our applicant pool and the diversity of our incoming graduate student cohorts.