Michael A. Marletta is an American biochemist.
He graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia with an A.B. degree in biology and chemistry, and from the University of California, San Francisco with a Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutical chemistry, where he studied with George Kenyon. He was John G. Searle Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the College of Pharmacy and Professor of Biological Chemistry at University of Michigan. In 2001, he moved to the University of California, Berkeley to assume roles as Aldo DeBenedictis Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and served as the chair of the Department of Chemistry from 2005 until 2010. He was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. From January 2012 to August 2014, Marletta was president and CEO of The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, succeeding Richard Lerner.
Marletta is currently Ch and Annie Li Chair in the Molecular Biology of Diseases at the University of California, Berkeley.2006 Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
2004 Harrison Howe Awardee
1999 Elected to the Institute of Medicine
1995 MacArthur Fellows Program
"Nitric-Oxide Synthase Assays", Oxygen radicals in biological systems, Editor Lester Packer, Elsevier, 1994, ISBN 978-0-12-182134-0
"Biochemistry of Soluble Guanulate Cyclase", CGMP: Generators, Effectors and Therapeutic Implications, Editors Harald H. H. W. Schmidt, Franz Hofmann, Johannes-Peter Stasch, Springer, 2009, ISBN 978-3-540-68960-7