Call for Nominations for the Gassman Award

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The Organic Division requests nominations for the Paul G. Gassman Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes outstanding service to the organic chemistry community. Nominees must be long-standing members of the Organic Division who through their contributions to the organic chemical community in the United States have significantly enhanced the welfare of its members. Contributions to ACS …

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The 2020 Cope Award goes to Dennis Dougherty

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The ACS Organic Division would like to congratulate the latest National Award Winners including the 2020 Arthur C. Cope Award winner Dennis A. Dougherty from the California Institute of Technology Professor Dougherty will Present his award address at the Fall 2020, ACS National Meeting held August 16-20 in San Francisco, CA More 2020 ACS National …

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UCLA’S Neil Garg Selected as 2019 Leete Awardee

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The ACS Division of Organic Chemistry is pleased to announce that the 2019 Leete Award has been bestowed upon Neil Garg, the Kenneth N. Trueblood Endowed Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles.  Established in 1995, the Leete Award recognizes outstanding contributions to teaching and …

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2019 Edward Leete Award – Call for Nominations

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The Leete Award recognizes outstanding contributions to teaching and research in Organic Chemistry. Nominees must be members of the Organic Division of the American Chemical Society who have made outstanding contributions to both teaching and research. Teaching should be considered in the broadest sense, including of professional chemists, the dissemination of information about chemistry to prospective …

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The 2019 Cope Award goes to Dieter Seebach

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The ACS Organic Division would like to congratulate the latest National Award Winners including the 2019 Arthur C. Cope Award winner Dieter Seebach from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich Professor Seebach will Present his award address at the Fall 2019, 258th ACS National Meeting held August 25-29 in San Diego, CA More …

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2018 Gassman Award to Cynthia A. Maryanoff

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The ACS Division of Organic Chemistry has named Cynthia A. Maryanoff, Baruch S. Blumberg Institute Foundation Distinguished Professor and Pennsylvania Drug Discovery Institute Professor of Drug Delivery – the winner of the 2018 Paul G. Gassman Distinguished Service Award. The award was established in 1994 to recognize outstanding service to the organic chemistry community. Presented …

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Professor Jeffrey Aubé is the 2017 Edward Leete Awardee

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The ACS Division of Organic Chemistry has named Jeffrey Aubé, Eshelman Distinguished Professor in the Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry at the University of North Carolina as the 2017 Edward Leete Awardee which recognizes outstanding contributions to teaching and research in Organic Chemistry. The award is named in honor of Edward Leete who, …

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Organometallics Distinguished Author Award Lectureship

The annual Organometallics Distinguished Author Award recognizes the author of exceptional articles that are published in Organometallics. An article that emphasizes advance organometallic chemistry, profoundly impacts on organic and inorganic chemistry, and exhibits creativity and originality will be favorably reviewed. The nomination deadline is typically the 15th of January.

Sponsorship of the Award:

The award is sponsored by Organometallics, the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry, and the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry.

Nature of the Award:

The awardee will receive an 1) an award plaque, 2) an honorarium of US $3,000, and 3) travel funds to attend and present at the ACS Fall National Meeting.

Eligibility:

  • Nominated articles must have been published in Organometallics within the current or previous calendar years.
  • Self-nominations and nominations of work authored by Organometallics Editors will not be accepted.
  • Co-authors are eligible to submit nominations.
  • Preference will be given to faculty and other investigators who are in the early phases of their independent careers.

Nominations and Additional Info:

See the 2021 Award Page (for publications in 2019 or 2020).

Recent Recipients:

Organic Letters Outstanding Publication of the Year Lectureship Award

The annual Organic Letters Outstanding Publication of the Year Award Lectureship recognizes the author of an exceptional, creative, and impactful article that is published in Organic Letters. The nomination deadline is typically the 15th of January.

Sponsorship of the Award:

The award is sponsored by Organic Letters and the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry.

Nature of the Award:

The awardee will receive an 1) an award plaque, 2) an honorarium of US $3,000, and 3) travel funds to attend and present at the ACS Fall National Meeting.

Eligibility:

  • Nominated articles must have been published in Organic Letters within the current or previous calendar years.
  • Self-nominations and nominations of work authored by Organic Letters Editors will not be accepted.
  • Co-authors are eligible to submit nominations.

Nominations and Additional Info:

See the 2021 Award Page (for publications in 2020).

Recent Recipients:

JOC Publication of the Year Lectureship Award

The Journal of Organic Chemistry Outstanding Publication of the Year Award Lectureship will be awarded for an outstanding article published in JOC in a calendar year–either in an issue or ASAP–that demonstrates creativity and impact in the field of organic chemistry, broadly based. Special consideration will be given to the originality and impact of the article. The winning corresponding author will present at the Fall ACS National Meeting. The nomination deadline is typically the 15th of January.

Sponsorship of the Award:

The award is sponsored by The Journal of Organic Chemistry and the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry.

Nature of the Award:

The corresponding author of the recognized article will receive an 1) an award plaque, 2) an honorarium of US $3,000, and 3) travel funds to attend and present at the ACS Fall National Meeting.

Eligibility:

  • Nominated articles must have been published in JOC within the corresponding calendar year either in an issue or ASAP.
  • Self-nominations and nominations of work authored by JOCEditors will not be accepted.
  • Co-authors are eligible to submit nominations.

Nominations and Additional Info:

See the 2021 Award Page (for publications in 2020).

Recent Recipients:

Travel Awards

Travel Awards Offered:

General Requirements

  • Applicants are required to present a paper or poster in the Organic Division.
  • Applicants must be members or affiliates of the Organic Division.
  • As a special networking opportunity, awardees are encouraged to spend 2-3 hours during the ACS meeting in service to the division, either at the DOC outreach table or on a panel discussion of younger members.
  • Complete the Online Submission Form, including the required supporting materials. Please be sure to follow all directions and submit all required documents.
  • Application deadlines for National Meetings will typically be November 15th for the Spring meeting and May 1st for the Fall Meeting. Please allow 10 weeks after the deadline for review (awards are typically announced around January 25th or July 10th).
  • Only one applicant per Institution per Award.
  • If an award is granted, the Organic Division would appreciate an acknowledgement. For this purpose, awardees may use the DOC acknowledgment slide (as a powerpoint slide or PDF file).

Travel application process for Graduate Students:

The Division of Organic Chemistry makes travel awards of $600 each to aid graduate students in presenting papers or posters at ACS Meetings. Scientific merit of the paper to be presented will be considered. Each university department can have only one award recipient. To Apply for the Graduate Student Travel Award, submit these supporting documents as a single PDF file via the online Submission Form (See link below under Submittal Process):

  • A copy of the MAPS abstract including the submission page identifying the ORGN Division and Speaker.
  • A letter of support from the applicant’s research advisor.
  • A memo from the department chair stating that you are the applicant representing that institution.
  • A copy of the applicant’s resume.

Travel application process for Undergraduate Students:

The Division of Organic Chemistry makes travel awards of $600 each to aid undergraduate students in presenting papers or posters at ACS Meetings. Scientific merit of the paper to be presented will be considered. Each university department can have only one award recipient. To apply for the Undergraduate Student Travel Award, submit these supporting documents as a single PDF file via the online Submission Form (See link below under Submittal Process):

  • A copy of the MAPS abstract including the submission page identifying the ORGN Division and Speaker.
  • A letter of support from the applicant’s research advisor.
  • A memo from the department chair stating that you are the applicant representing that institution.
  • A copy of the applicant’s resume.

Travel application process for Faculty at Undergraduate Institutions:

The Division of Organic Chemistry makes travel awards of $600 each to aid faculty at predominantly undergraduate institutions for travel to National ACS Meetings. Scientific merit of the paper to be presented will be considered. Each university department can have only one award recipient per meeting. Faculty applicants are eligible to receive a travel award once every three years. To apply for the Faculty Travel Award, submit these supporting documents as a single PDF file via the online Submission Form (See link below under Submittal Process):

  • A copy of the MAPS abstract including the submission page identifying the ORGN Division and Speaker.
  • A memo from the department chair stating that you are the applicant representing that institution.
  • A copy of the applicant’s resume.

Submittal Process (updated 3/5/2012):

You will need to submit your application as a single PDF file. Please name the file using the following format: Yourlastname_Yourfirstname_TravelAward.pdf. For example: Smith_John_TravelAward.pdf.

Your PDF file should have the following parts in the following order:

  1. The MAPS abstract including the submission page identifying the ORGN Division and Speaker.
  2. A letter of support from the applicant’s research advisor (if required).
  3. The memo from the department chair.
  4. Your resume.

For the Fall 2020 ACS Meeting, the due date has been extended to May 10th.

No other documentation is required or allowed.
Applicants must submit their own online application: no third party submissions (they will be rejected without review). Incomplete and incorrect applications will be rejected without review.
The applicant must be a Member of the Division of Organic Chemistry to access the online form

Submit your application using the Online Submission Form

You will be notified by email that your application was received. Please allow 10 weeks after the deadline for review (they will typically be announced around January 25th or July 10th). All applicants will be notified of the final committee decision regarding their application.

For questions regarding application requirements, please contact Lamont Terrell: Lamont.R.Terrell@gsk.com

For questions or problems during the online submission, please use the Contact Us Form.

Awards Earned by the Division

ChemLuminary Award for Activities in 2014.

Awarded Fall 2015.

The Division of Organic Chemistry is recognized with an Outstanding Technical Division Career Program Award for the Young Investigator’s Symposium (YIS) held at Fall ACS meetings. The YIS provides great exposure and recognition for young, highly innovative industrial chemists to show their accomplishments in a national forum. Over 100 young scientists from large and small companies, government, and non-profit agencies have received the award since 2007.

ChemLuminary Award for Activities in 2013.

Awarded Fall 2014.

The Division of Organic Chemistry is recognized for the 2013 (4th) Annual Graduate Research Symposium (GRS) that was held at the University of Delaware, where 49 graduate students were selected from 38 institutions to present their research to peers and professional participants from academia and industry. The networking among the students was the greatest single benefit of this program.

ChemLuminary Award for Activities in 2012.

Awarded Fall 2013.

The Technical Achievements in the Organic Chemistry Award Symposium (TAOC) recognized outstanding contributions in the field of organic chemistry from accomplished chemists at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels who are pursuing careers in chemical industry and research institutes. Symposium awardees presented their research at the 2012 ACS Fall National Meeting. The TAOC program was initiated in 1992, and as of 2013, there have been a total of 272 awards.

ChemLuminary Award for Activities in 2011.

Awarded Fall 2012.

The Division of Organic Chemistry annually awards summer undergraduate research fellowships (SURF) to outstanding organic chemistry students. The fellowships provide support for undergraduates to carry out independent research at their respective colleges/universities. Students then have the opportunity to visit the Pfizer Global R&D Center and present their research.

ChemLuminary Award for Activities in 2009.

Awarded Fall 2010.

The Organic Division is being recognized for establishing an annual symposium to provide opportunities for Assistant Professors (details of the program) to present their work in a high profile setting at a national meeting preceding their tenure decisions. See C&EN 2010, 88 (41), 44. 

ChemLuminary Award for Activities in 2005.

Awarded Fall 2006.

Outstanding Programming for Younger Chemists by a Division. The Division of Organic Chemistry – The Division of Organic Chemistry awards Young Researcher Travel Awards to aid young chemists in presenting papers or posters at the ACS National Meetings as well as sponsors fellowships to outstanding third and fourth year graduate students in organic chemistry.

ChemLuminary Award for Activities in 2002.

Awarded Fall 2003.

ORGN has one of the most impressive websites maintained by a Division. ORGN has established the Troyansky Endowed Graduate Fellowship. With industrial support, ORGN has increased the quantity and quality of support to graduate students. See C&EN 2003, 81 (41), 114.

ChemLuminary Award for Activities in 1999.

Awarded Fall 2000.

The Division of Organic Chemistry raised funds for 18 graduate student fellowships in the amount of $18,500 each. The division also maintains a website for employment opportunities in organic chemistry where prospective postdoctoral members and potential employers can register. See C&EN 2000, 78 (38), 74.

ACS Award for Outstanding Performance by Large Divisions

Awarded 1990

This award was in recognition of outstanding services of the Division to its members and for meritorious contributions to the chemical profession and public understanding of the fundamental importance of chemistry to mankind.

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The 2014 Award

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The 2013 Award

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The 2012 Award

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The 2011 Award

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The 2009 Award

ACS Organic Division Undergraduate Awards

Purpose

The ACS Division of Organic Chemistry is pleased to sponsor an Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry that is intended to recognize senior students who display a significant aptitude for organic chemistry and to encourage further interest in the field.

The Award

Consists of a letter of recognition from the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry and an award certificate signed by the division chair. Awardees who are members of the ACS will also receive membership to the Division of Organic Chemistry; those who are not will receive Affiliate status. Division affiliates have all of the benefits of membership in the division with the exception of voting, serving on committees, and eligibility for certain awards. For a full description of the benefits of membership in the division, please click here.

Nominations

Chemistry departments are invited to select a top graduating senior student majoring in either chemistry or biochemistry who has demonstrated excellence in organic chemistry based on a combination of research experience, coursework and a desire to pursue a career in chemistry. The student should also be enrolled at your institution for the 2019-2020 academic year. The award consists of:

  • Free membership in the Division of Organic Chemistry for a year for all awardees who are members of the ACS; those who are not will receive division affiliate status (details will be provided in the award letter).
  • Recognition on the Division’s website: names of all awardees and their university affiliation will be listed.
  • An official certificate.

To nominate a student, the Department Chair or the Chair of the Department Awards Committee (or similar), should complete the appropriate online form (see below). Please note that only one student per institution can be nominated per academic year.

United States institutions who would like to receive a paper certificate and award letter by US Mail are required to complete the US UGA Application by March 15th. While we plan to send you the official award items by April 30th, once the form is submitted, you are welcome to immediately recognize the student as you deem appropriate. Upon receipt of the award letter, the student awardees will be able to complete an application to join the Division free for one year. Unfortunately, it is impractical to mail certificates and letters to international institutions.

All international institutions and those United States institutions applying after March 15th are required to complete the International UGA Form by June 15th. Once the form is submitted you will be given directions on how to obtain the certificate and award letter templates and are welcome to immediately recognize the student as you deem appropriate. After the list of all awardees is posted on our website in July, the student can apply for free Division membership as described in the award letter template.

Deadline: The next deadline (for US applications) is anticipated to be March 15, 2021 and international/late submission is June 15, 2021.

For questions on the program or problems with submissions, use our Contact Us Form

 

Past Awardees

Each awardee has been sent a certificate (personally signed by the Organic Division Chair) and a letter detailing how they can obtain free membership in the division (provided the institution submitted the application on time). These items were sent to the nominator for distribution to the student.

Please note that the ACS Organic Division’s Undergraduate Award is different from the longer running Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Award provided by the POLYED center, which is an award designated for outstanding performance by an undergraduate chemistry major in the two-semester organic sequence. In 2019, PolyED has disbanded and the award will not be issued.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)

Purpose

To provide funding for summer research opportunities for outstanding undergraduate organic chemistry students attending colleges and universities in the United States.

Nature

These competitive fellowships ($5,000) are awarded on the merits of students’ research proposals, academic records, faculty recommendations and their passion for laboratory science. SURF fellowships will provide support for undergraduates in organic chemistry to carry out research at their respective colleges/universities in the summer between their junior and senior year. In addition, the program will provide financial support to enable recipients to visit an industrial campus in the fall for a dinner, award session, scientific talks, a tour of the campus and a poster session, where the results of the summer research investigations would be presented. Information on the program and application forms are available below.

History

The program was established in 2009. The complete list of Previous DOC SURF Awardees is available

Support

Donations from companies and individuals for the Organic Division’s SURF Program is strongly encouraged. Please contact Michelle Tran-Dubé make an inquiry on how to support this rewarding program.

SURF 2020 Group
The 2020 SURF awardees gathered for an online (due to COVID-19) virtual award session and to present their research.

2020 Sponsors:

Pfizer Logo

Merck Logo

BMS Logo

Takeda Logo

Lilly Logo

WuXi AppTec Logo

GSK Logo

Biogen Logo

Vertex Logo

Janssen Logo

snapdragon chemistry logo

Allergan Logo

Morphic theraputic logo

 

Selection Criteria:

Fellowship recipients will be selected by an Advisory Committee using the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated interest and talent of the student in organic chemistry
  • Merit and feasibility of the research project
  • Commitment of the faculty mentor to support the student in his/her work
  • Academic record, particularly in organic chemistry and related sciences.
  • Demonstrated importance of the award in facilitating the personal and career plans of the nominee.
  • A Faculty advisor may not have two awardees within a three year period

Nomination process

Nominations from women and minorities who are typically under-represented in chemistry are especially encouraged.

The faculty mentor (who must be a member of the Organic Division) must submit the completed SURF Application and the requested documents through the online application form as a single PDF file consisting of the following items in the following order:

  1. The completed “Student Application Cover Sheet” (page 1 of the SURF Application as a docx file)
  2. A statement from the nominee describing the importance of this opportunity to his/her personal and career plans (typically 1-2 paragraphs). Indicate how a summer research project fits into your long-range plans. Provide any background about yourself and/or your personal or professional goals that you would like us to know.
  3. A description of the proposed research project, authored by the student in collaboration with the faculty mentor (typically 2-5 pages). Describe the project you propose to undertake next summer. Describe your background that has prepared you to do this work and your proposed methodology. Provide as much detail as possible.
  4. An unofficial transcript of the nominee and a list of courses to be taken during the rest of the current application year.
  5. The completed “Faculty Mentor Cover Sheet” (page 2 of the SURF Application as a docx file)
  6. A letter of recommendation from the faculty mentor on the qualifications of the nominee to carry out the project successfully.
  7. The completed “Department Chair/Head Cover Sheet” (page 3 of the SURF Application as a docx file)
  8. A brief letter from the Department Chair indicating that the student is a departmental nominee (there may be no more than 2 nominees per department, and no more than 1 nominee per research group) and that the department will provide the necessary equipment, space and administrative support to the project. In the event the faculty mentor is also the department chair, then the faculty member’s immediate supervisor should complete this form.

Student nominees should be U.S. citizens or permanent resident visa holders at the time of application. Applications from minorities are especially encouraged. This program targets current Juniors and they will be given preference. Seniors are not eligible for these fellowships. Student may not hold a DOC Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship concomitantly with a similar fellowship from another source. The student nominees are required to be members of the ACS and the Organic Division (their ACS number will be requested). Information on becoming a member of the Division can be found here. Please be sure the nominated students do not have fall travel/study commitments (i.e. study abroad) that conflict with the poster session, scheduled for September/October.

Applications are to be submitted by the Faculty Mentor who must be an Organic Division Member as a single PDF file (named using the format: StudentNominee’sLast Name_First Name-SURF.pdf i.e. Smith_Jane-SURF.pdf) through this online form SURF

Application Deadline is Friday, February 12, 2021.

Applications submitted late, via mechanisms other than the online form, or out of order (as described above) will be disqualified.

Announcement of the awards is typically made in March.

Questions regarding the program should be directed to Michelle Tran-Dubé


Testimonials

2020 SURF Awardee-Olivia Langer
2020 SURF Awardee-Olivia Langer
Olivia Langer
University of California, Santa Barbara
Mentor: Prof. Bruce Lipshutz
Sponsor: Bristol-Myers Squibb
The SURF program was able to bridge the gap that the pandemic created for many of us between what we could access and the research we had planned to pursue this summer. This fellowship offered the opportunity for me to adapt efficiently and continue contributing to my group’s work in ways that I would not have previously considered. I independently learned techniques and approaches that were unfamiliar while knowing that I had the support of my university and this brilliant group of young chemists across the country.

Not only did it provide financial support, but it also opened access to a diverse sample of pharmaceutical research and scientists in a personalized setting that most undergraduates could only imagine. These presentations gave me a more cogent understanding of the impact academic research can have in industrial settings as well as different approaches and considerations to problems that seemed familiar. They also gave me a new appreciation for how the skills I am refining now can go on to improve the quality of life for so many others. Along with the chemistry they presented, these scientists offered advice and knowledge from their unique career paths.

The culmination of this program with the opportunity to present my research for both my peers as well as their advisors and scientists from our sponsor companies was an invaluable experience. Through it, I was able to see the depth and breadth of the phenomenal work occurring in groups across the nation. Simultaneously, it was a platform for me to share my research with a group of people whom I admire and respect.

2020 SURF Awardee-Crystal Chung
2020 SURF Awardee-Crystal Chung
Crystal Chung
University of California, Irvine
Mentor: Prof. Vy Dong
Sponsor: Pfizer
The SURF program was a very meaningful and inspirational experience for me, especially in the time when I needed it most. All the professionals and scholars I met through the program’s career panels and talks showed me that I was supported and opened my eyes to all the opportunities for creative and impactful work in organic chemistry. At the SURF program’s conclusion, I felt motivated to work hard and go to grad school.

From working on my summer project and presenting, I learned invaluable skills on written, visual, and oral communication, as well as teamwork, reading scientific papers, and problem solving. I learned to not let unexpected problems hinder me from my goals and to appreciate my research group’s support even more.

I actually felt quite lucky that the poster session was virtual, because we all had the chance to give a full presentation of our work to a lot of people. Everything about this virtual SURF experience was amazing. I liked all the sessions spread throughout the whole summer and felt that we had an advantage in terms of the number of talks we went to and the extensive career panels.

2020 SURF Awardee-Mira Milic
2020 SURF Awardee-Mira Milic
Mira Milic
University of California, Davis
Mentor: Prof. Annaliese Franz
Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline
Being awarded a prestigious SURF fellowship was truly a dream come true for me, that reinforced and solidified my desire to pursue organic chemistry and obtain a graduate degree. It was an honor to meet, and be in a cohort with, such talented and promising undergraduate researchers. The most valuable part of the program for me was by far the virtual industry presentations we were privileged to receive from eminent medicinal and process chemists at Pfizer, Merck, and Bristol-Meyers Squibb. Before participating in the SURF program, I was not familiar with the industrial career path, or what the inner-workings of biopharmaceutical companies are like, and had limited myself to only considering academic career paths. However, after experiencing the virtual industry presentations, I came to realize that industry is the right career path for me after I complete my graduate education. I aspire to one day translate my knowledge and passion for organic chemistry into developing novel pharmaceutical agents that may one day have a broad global impact, in a highly collaborative environment.

2020 SURF Awardee-Ben Stemen
2020 SURF Awardee-Ben Stemen
Ben Stemen
North Carolina State University
Mentor: Prof. Joshua G. Pierce
Sponsor: Merck
The SURF program allowed me to do research during the summer, which would not be an option for me without financial support. I also gained valuable insight into the work that chemists do in the pharmaceutical industry through the industry talks and get a clear picture of the type of work done in an industrial setting. As someone whose goal is to work in industry, the seminars were extremely helpful!

2020 SURF Awardee-Gabriel Herrera
2020 SURF Awardee - Gabriel Herrera
New York University
Mentor: Tianning Diao
Sponsor: Pfizer

The SURF allowed me to do the chemistry research that I love this summer. Although the summer this year was very difficult and unpredictable, I appreciated the flexibility that the SURF program provided when it came to the research being done. The SURF program gave me the experience that I needed before graduate school, both in funding my research and giving me the outlet to present this research to a large group of chemists.

The virtual presentations held throughout the summer were really helpful in providing an idea of what working in industry would be like. Having only been exposed to the academic side of chemistry, hearing about and talking to people working in industry gave a much clearer idea of what this potential career path would look like. The mentorship from people in this field allowed me to think about chemistry in different ways, and it allowed me to understand what a career in chemistry would look like. I really appreciate the SURF program for all of this!

Graduate Research Fellowships

Graduate Research Fellowships Program Suspended for 2016-2017

The Division of Organic Chemistry has given out 398 Graduate Research Fellowships (See below) since the program started in 1981 with generous support from Organic Syntheses, Organic Reactions, and numerous companies.  Unfortunately, industrial support has declined markedly in recent years from 11 fellowships in 2006-2007, to 7 in 2010-2011, to 2 in 2013-2014, to 1 in 2015-2016, and to 0 for 2016-2017.  We are therefore forced to suspend the program for the moment, although we hope to restart it in the future.

We welcome contacts from companies, individuals and organizations interested in sponsoring annual fellowships or wishing to endow a fellowship. Please contact us if you would like to sponsor a fellowship.


Comprehensive list of Fellowship Winners

Juliet Alderson    University of Wisconsin, Madison
2015 Fellowship
Advisor: Jennifer Schomaker
Sponsor: Troyansky Fellowship

Nicole Camasso    University of Michigan
2015 Fellowship
Advisor: Melanie Sanford
Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim

Joshua Hummel    Yale University
2015 Fellowship
Advisor: Johnathan Ellman
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

Zachrey Kasun    University of Texas, Austin
2015 Fellowship
Advisor: Michael Krische
Sponsor: Nelson J. Leonard Fellowship

Matthew Larsen    University of California, Berkeley
2015 Fellowship
Advisor: John Hartwig
Sponsor: Org. React. & Org. Syn.

Liana Hie    University of California, Los Angeles
2014 Fellowship
Advisor: Neil Garg
Sponsor: Amgen

Gregory Lackner    University of California, Irvine
2014 Fellowship
Advisor: Larry Overman
Sponsor: Org. React. & Org. Syn.

Caitlin McMahon    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2014 Fellowship
Advisor: Erik Alexanian
Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim

Eduardo Mercado-Marin    University of California, Berkeley
2014 Fellowship
Advisor: Richmond Sarpong
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

Robert Newberry    University of Wisconsin, Madison
2014 Fellowship
Advisor: Ron Raines
Sponsor: Nelson J. Leonard Fellowship

Alan H. Cherney    California Institute of Technology
2013 Fellowship
Advisor: Sarah Reisman
Sponsor: Amgen

Patrick Fier    University of California, Berkeley
2013 Fellowship
Advisor: John Hartwig
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

James Payne    University of Chicago
2013 Fellowship
Advisor: Jared C. Lewis
Sponsor: Nelson J. Leonard Fellowship

Cale D. Weatherly    University of Wisconsin
2013 Fellowship
Advisor: Jennifer M. Schomaker
Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim

Michael Joseph Ardolino    Boston College
2012 Fellowship
Advisor: James P. Morken
Sponsor: Merck/DOC

Adam Goetz    University of California, Los Angeles
2012 Fellowship
Advisor: Neil Garg
Sponsor: Org. React. & Org. Syn.

Aaron T. Herrmann    University of California, Santa Barbara
2012 Fellowship
Advisor: Armen Zakarian
Sponsor: Genentech

Jeffrey C. Holder    California Institute of Technology
2012 Fellowship
Advisor: Brian M. Stoltz
Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim

Alison Metz    University of Pennsylvania
2012 Fellowship
Advisor: Marisa Kozlowski
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

Rebecca Murphy    University of California, Berkeley
2012 Fellowship
Advisor: Richmond Sarpong
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

John Duy Nguyen    Boston University
2012 Fellowship
Advisor: Corey R. J. Stephenson
Sponsor: Amgen

Bradley D. Rose    University of Oregon
2012 Fellowship
Advisor: Michael M. Haley
Sponsor: Troyansky Fellowship

Nicholas Calandra    Yale University
2011 Fellowship
Advisor: Seth Herzon
Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim

Daniel Tzvi Cohen    Northwestern University
2011 Fellowship
Advisor: Karl A. Scheidt
Sponsor: Org. React. & Org. Syn.

Kaid Harper    University of Utah
2011 Fellowship
Advisor: Matthew S. Sigman
Sponsor: Nelson J. Leonard Fellowship

Julia Kalow    Princeton University
2011 Fellowship
Advisor: Abigail Doyle
Sponsor: Pfizer Inc.

Justin Malinowski    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2011 Fellowship
Advisor: Jeffrey S. Johnson
Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline

Lindsay Repka    California Institute of Technology
2011 Fellowship
Advisor: Sarah E. Reisman
Sponsor: Genentech

Joseph Tucker    Boston University
2011 Fellowship
Advisor: Corey R. J. Stephenson
Sponsor: Amgen

Adam B. Weinstein    University of Wisconsin, Madison
2011 Fellowship
Advisor: Shannon S. Stahl
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

Adam Brown    Harvard University
2010 Fellowship
Advisor: Eric N. Jacobsen
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company

Ming Chen    Scripps Research Institute
2010 Fellowship
Advisor: William Roush
Sponsor: Pfizer Inc.

Hee Yeon Cho    Boston College
2010 Fellowship
Advisor: Larry Scott, James Morken
Sponsor: Roche

Juana Du    University of Wisconsin
2010 Fellowship
Advisor: Tehshik Yoon
Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline

Claire Filloux    Colorado State University
2010 Fellowship
Advisor: Tomislav Rovis
Sponsor: Genentech

Dawn Makley    Vanderbilt University
2010 Fellowship
Advisor: Jeffrey Johnston
Sponsor: Org. React. & Org. Syn.

Kyle Quasdorf    University of California, Los Angeles
2010 Fellowship
Advisor: Neil Garg
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

Daniel Robbins    University of iIlinois
2010 Fellowship
Advisor: John Hartwig
Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim

Danielle Schultz    University of Michigan
2010 Fellowship
Advisor: John Wolfe
Sponsor: Nelson J Leonard Fellowship

Gretchen Stanton    University of Pennsylvania
2010 Fellowship
Advisor: Patrick Walsh
Sponsor: Amgen

Judy Chen    Columbia University
2009 Fellowship
Advisor: Nicholas Turro
Sponsor: Org. React. & Org. Syn.

Alison Donnelly    University of Kansas
2009 Fellowship
Advisor: Brian Blagg
Sponsor: Roche

Brett Fors    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2009 Fellowship
Advisor: Stephen L. Buchwald
Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim

Stephen Lathrop    Colorado State University
2009 Fellowship
Advisor: Tom Rovis
Sponsor: Sanofi Aventis

Jeremy Lenhardt    Duke University
2009 Fellowship
Advisor: Stephen Craig
Sponsor: Schering-Plough Research Institute

Connor Martin    University of California, Irvine
2009 Fellowship
Advisor: Larry Overman
Sponsor: Amgen

Jason Schmink    University of Connecticut
2009 Fellowship
Advisor: Nicholas Leadbeater
Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline

Ellen Sletten    University of California, Berkeley
2009 Fellowship
Advisor: Carolyn Bertozzi
Sponsor: Genentech

Kara Stowers    University of Michigan
2009 Fellowship
Advisor: Melanie Sanford
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company

Joann Um    University of California, Los Angeles
2009 Fellowship
Advisor: Ken Houk
Sponsor: Novartis

Kathy Woody    Georgia Institute of Technology
2009 Fellowship
Advisor: David Collard
Sponsor: Nelson J. Leonard Fellowship

Katrien Brak    University of California, Berkeley
2008 Fellowship
Advisor: Jonathan Ellmaan
Sponsor: Wyeth

Erin Daly    University of Notre Dame
2008 Fellowship
Advisor: Richard Taylor
Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Brian A. DeChristopher    Stanford University
2008 Fellowship
Advisor: Paul A. Wender
Sponsor: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Jared Delcamp    University of Illinois
2008 Fellowship
Advisor: M. Christina White
Sponsor: Sanofi-Aventis

Nam Lee    Washington University, St. Louis
2008 Fellowship
Advisor: Karen Wooley
Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline

Darren Lipomi    Harvard University
2008 Fellowship
Advisor: George Whitesides
Sponsor: Novartis

Thomas Maimone    Scripps Research Institute
2008 Fellowship
Advisor: Phil S. Baran
Sponsor: Pfizer Inc.

David Michaelis    University of Wisconsin, Madison
2008 Fellowship
Advisor: Teshik Yoon
Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim

Eric Phillips    Northwestern University
2008 Fellowship
Advisor: Karl A. Scheidt
Sponsor: Organic Reactions, Inc.

Brad Rosen    University of Pennsylvania
2008 Fellowship
Advisor: Virgil Percec
Sponsor: Roche

Matthew Siebert    University of California, Davis
2008 Fellowship
Advisor: Dean J. Tantillo
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

Sarah Slavoff    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2008 Fellowship
Advisor: Alice Ting
Sponsor: Genentech

Craig Smith    Ohio State University
2008 Fellowship
Advisor: T.V. RajanBabu
Sponsor: Schering-Plough Research Institute

Tameka Walker    University of Alabama, Huntsville
2008 Fellowship
Advisor: William Setzer
Sponsor: Nelson J. Leonard Fellowship

Aaron Edward Albers    University of California, Berkeley
2007 Fellowship
Advisor: Christopher Chang
Sponsor: Troyansky Fellowship

Brian M. Andresen    Stanford University
2007 Fellowship
Advisor: Justin Du Bois
Sponsor: Wyeth

Keith Michael Gligorich    University of Utah
2007 Fellowship
Advisor: Matthew S. Sigman
Sponsor: Sanofi-Aventis

Jeremiah Johnson    Columbia University
2007 Fellowship
Advisor: Nicholas J. Turro
Sponsor: Schering-Plough Research Institute

Vincent Lavallo    University of California, Riverside
2007 Fellowship
Advisor: Guy Bertrand
Sponsor: Pfizer Inc.

Barbara Jane Morgan    University of Pennsylvania
2007 Fellowship
Advisor: Marisa C. Kozlowski
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

Kay A. Morris    Texas A&M University
2007 Fellowship
Advisor: Daniel Romo
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company

Jaclyn M. Murphy    University of Illinois
2007 Fellowship
Advisor: John F. Hartwig
Sponsor: Nelson J. Leonard Fellowship

Andrea Lindsay Nold    Scripps Research Institute
2007 Fellowship
Advisor: K. C. Nicolaou
Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline

Kimberly S. Petersen    Johns Hopkins University
2007 Fellowship
Advisor: Gary Posner
Sponsor: Genentech

Troy E. Reynolds    Northwestern University
2007 Fellowship
Advisor: Karl A. Scheidt
Sponsor: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Clinton R. South    Georgia Institute of Technology
2007 Fellowship
Advisor: Marcus Weck
Sponsor: Novartis

Benjamin Robert Taft    University of California, Santa Barbara
2007 Fellowship
Advisor: Bruce H. Lipshutz
Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim

Nicole S. White    University of California, Irvine
2007 Fellowship
Advisor: Larry E. Overman
Sponsor: Organic Reactions, Inc.

Stephan J. Zuend    Harvard University
2007 Fellowship
Advisor: Eric N. Jacobsen
Sponsor: Hoffman La-Roche

Emily P. Balskus    Harvard University
2006 Fellowship
Advisor: Eric N. Jacobsen
Sponsor: Schering-Plough Research Institute

Megan L. Bolla    University of California, Irvine
2006 Fellowship
Advisor: Scott Rychnovsky
Sponsor: Procter and Gamble

Matthew B. Boxer    University of Chicago
2006 Fellowship
Advisor: Hisashi Yamamoto
Sponsor: Novartis

Anthony A. Estrada    University of California, San Diego and Scripps
2006 Fellowship
Advisor: K. C. Nicolaou
Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim

David J. Gorin    University of California, Berkeley
2006 Fellowship
Advisor: Dean Toste
Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Kami L. Hull    University of Michigan
2006 Fellowship
Advisor: Melanie Sanford
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company

Luke D. Lavis    University of Wisconsin, Madison
2006 Fellowship
Advisor: Ronald T. Raines
Sponsor: Genentech Foundation

Jean-Philip G. Lumb    University of California, Berkeley
2006 Fellowship
Advisor: Dirk Trauner
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.

Matthew Myers    Columbia University
2006 Fellowship
Advisor: Colin Nuckolls
Sponsor: Organic Reactions, Inc.

Jason M. Nichols    University of Maryland, College Park
2006 Fellowship
Advisor: Michael Doyle
Sponsor: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Joshua G. Pierce    University of Pittsburgh
2006 Fellowship
Advisor: Peter Wipf
Sponsor: Wyeth Research

Christopher C. Scarborough    University of Wisconsin, Madison
2006 Fellowship
Advisor: Shannon S. Stahl
Sponsor: Nelson J. Leonard Fellowship

Joshua D. Sieber    Boston College
2006 Fellowship
Advisor: J. P. Morken
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

Andrew H. Weiss    Stanford University
2006 Fellowship
Advisor: Barry M. Trost
Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline

Timothy E. Barder    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2005 Fellowship
Advisor: Stephen L. Buchwald
Sponsor: Novartis

M. Kevin Brown    Boston College
2005 Fellowship
Advisor: Amir Hoveyda
Sponsor: Schering-Plough Research Institute

Daniel D. Caspi    California Institute of Technology
2005 Fellowship
Advisor: Brian M. Stoltz
Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Arthur Catino    University of Maryland, College Park
2005 Fellowship
Advisor: Michael Doyle
Sponsor: Troyansky Fellowship

Juan Diaz    University of California, Irvine
2005 Fellowship
Advisor: Gregory Weiss
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

Matthew B. Harney    University of Maryland
2005 Fellowship
Advisor: Lawrence Sita
Sponsor: Procter and Gamble

Robert M. Hughes    University of North Carolina
2005 Fellowship
Advisor: Marcey Waters
Sponsor: Albany Molecular Research

Jason Lowe    Boston University
2005 Fellowship
Advisor: James Panek
Sponsor: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Anita E. Mattson    Northwestern University
2005 Fellowship
Advisor: Karl A. Scheidt
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company

Steven Mennen    Boston College
2005 Fellowship
Advisor: Scott Miller
Sponsor: Abbott Laboratories

Joshua E. Ney    University of Michigan
2005 Fellowship
Advisor: John Wolfe
Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline

Brian Northrop    University of California, L.A.
2005 Fellowship
Advisor: Fraser Stoddard andKen Houk
Sponsor: Nelson J. Leonard Fellowship

Izzat Raheem    Harvard University
2005 Fellowship
Advisor: Eric N. Jacobsen
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.

Valentin Rodionov    Scripps Research Institute
2005 Fellowship
Advisor: M. G. Finn
Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim

Thomas Snyder    Harvard University
2005 Fellowship
Advisor: David Liu
Sponsor: Organic Reactions, Inc.

Benjamin D. Stevens    University of Pittsburgh
2005 Fellowship
Advisor: Scott Nelson
Sponsor: Sanofi-Aventis

Mark Tichenor    Scripps Research Institute
2005 Fellowship
Advisor: Dale Boger
Sponsor: Roche Pharmaceuticals

Ryan Yoder    Indiana University
2005 Fellowship
Advisor: Jeffrey Johnston
Sponsor: Wyeth Research

Erik J. Alexanian    Princeton University
2004 Fellowship
Advisor: Erik J. Sorensen
Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline

Irwin Chen    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2004 Fellowship
Advisor: Alice Ting
Sponsor: Wyeth Research

Andrew D. Cohen    Johns Hopkins University
2004 Fellowship
Advisor: John P. Toscano
Sponsor: Aventis Pharmaceuticals

Jennifer M. Heemstra    University of Illinois
2004 Fellowship
Advisor: Jeffrey S. Moore
Sponsor: Org. Syn., Nelson J. Leonard Fellow

Audris Huang    University of California, Irvine
2004 Fellowship
Advisor: Larry E. Overman
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.

Peter D. Jarowski    University of California, L.A.
2004 Fellowship
Advisor: Ken Houk and Miguel A. Garcia-Garibay
Sponsor: Organic Reactions, Inc.

Jennifer E. Klare    Columbia University
2004 Fellowship
Advisor: Colin Nuckolls
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

Tamara E. Munsch    Purdue University
2004 Fellowship
Advisor: Paul G. Wenthold
Sponsor: Schering-Plough Research Institute

David A. Nicewicz    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2004 Fellowship
Advisor: Jeffrey S. Johnson
Sponsor: Novartis

Jason T. Roland    University of California, Irvine
2004 Fellowship
Advisor: Zhibin Guan
Sponsor: Albany Molecular Research, Inc.

Jennifer M. Schomaker    Michigan State University
2004 Fellowship
Advisor: Babak Borhan
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company

W. Michael Seganish    University of Maryland, College Park
2004 Fellowship
Advisor: Philip DeShong
Sponsor: Procter and Gamble

Raissa M. Trend    California Institute of Technology
2004 Fellowship
Advisor: Brian Stoltz
Sponsor: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Jimmy Wu    Harvard University
2004 Fellowship
Advisor: David A. Evans
Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Christopher T. Calderone    Harvard University
2003 Fellowship
Advisor: David R. Lius
Sponsor: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Kacey A. Claborn    University of Washington
2003 Fellowship
Advisor: Bart Kahr
Sponsor: Organic Reactions, Inc.

Kevin P. Cole    University of Minnesota
2003 Fellowship
Advisor: Richard P. Hsung
Sponsor: Schering-Plough Research Institute

Benjamin L. Frankamp    University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2003 Fellowship
Advisor: Vincent M. Rotello
Sponsor: Procter and Gamble

Jeffrey B. Johnson    University of Wisconson
2003 Fellowship
Advisor: Charles P. Casey
Sponsor: Troyansky Fellowship

Jeremy A. May    California Institute of Technology
2003 Fellowship
Advisor: Brian M. Stoltz
Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Jason A. Miller    Northwestern University
2003 Fellowship
Advisor: SonBinh T. Nguyen
Sponsor: Org. Syn., Nelson J. Leonard Fellow

Adam J. Morgan    Boston College
2003 Fellowship
Advisor: Scott J. Miller
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

Carol A. Mulrooney    University of Pennsylvania
2003 Fellowship
Advisor: Marisa C. Kozlowski
Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline

Emily A. Peterson    University of California, Irvine
2003 Fellowship
Advisor: Larry Overman
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.

Christina A. Risatti    University of Notre Dame
2003 Fellowship
Advisor: Richard E. Taylor
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company

Elizabeth S. Sattely    Boston College
2003 Fellowship
Advisor: Amir H. Hoveyda
Sponsor: Wyeth Research

Matthew B. Soellner    University of Wisconsin
2003 Fellowship
Advisor: Ronald T. Raines
Sponsor: Abbott Laboratories

Eric R. Strieter    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2003 Fellowship
Advisor: Stephen L. Buchwald
Sponsor: Albany Molecular Research, Inc.

Carissa J. Wiederholt    Johns Hopkins University
2003 Fellowship
Advisor: Marc M. Greenbergs
Sponsor: Aventis Pharmaceuticals

Mark L. Bushey    Columbia University
2002 Fellowship
Advisor: Colin Nuckolls
Sponsor: Bristol-Myers Squibb

David Chavez    Harvard University
2002 Fellowship
Advisor: Eric N. Jacobsen
Sponsor: Albany Molecular Research Inc.

Stefan Debbert    Cornell University
2002 Fellowship
Advisor: Barry Carpenter
Sponsor: Organic Reactions, Inc.

Tom G. Driver    University of California, Irvine
2002 Fellowship
Advisor: Keith Woerpel
Sponsor: Novartis

Christine Espino    Stanford University
2002 Fellowship
Advisor: Justin Du Bois
Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Andrew M. Harned    University of Kansas
2002 Fellowship
Advisor: Paul R. Hanson
Sponsor: Org. Syn., Nelson J. Leonard Fellow

Ivory D. Hills    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2002 Fellowship
Advisor: Gregory C. Fu
Sponsor: Abbott Laboratories

Erick B. Iezzi    Virginia Polytechnic
2002 Fellowship
Advisor: Harry C. Dorn
Sponsor: Aventis Pharmaceuticals

David Jensen    University of Utah
2002 Fellowship
Advisor: Matthew Sigman
Sponsor: Schering-Plough Research Institute

Richard Keaton    University of Maryland
2002 Fellowship
Advisor: Lawrence Sita
Sponsor: Procter and Gamble

Bianca Sculimbrene    Boston College
2002 Fellowship
Advisor: Scott Miller
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

Matthew D. Simon    University of California, Berkeley
2002 Fellowship
Advisor: Kevan Shokat
Sponsor: Pfizer Inc.

Kian L. Tan    University of California, Berkeley
2002 Fellowship
Advisor: Robert G. Bergman
Sponsor: Wyeth Research

Chad D. Tatko    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2002 Fellowship
Advisor: Marcey Waters
Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline

Benjamin Travis    Michigan State University
2002 Fellowship
Advisor: Babak Borhan
Sponsor: Pharmacia Corp.

Matthew G. Woll    University of Wisconsin, Madison
2002 Fellowship
Advisor: Samuel H. Gelman
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company

Aaron Aponick    University of Michigan
2001 Fellowship
Advisor: William H. Pearson
Sponsor: Schering-Plough Research Institute

Christopher S. Callam    Ohio State University
2001 Fellowship
Advisor: Todd L. Lowary
Sponsor: Aventis Pharm.

William P. Gallagher    Michigan State University
2001 Fellowship
Advisor: Robert E. Maleczka
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.

David J. Guerin    Boston College
2001 Fellowship
Advisor: Scott J. Miller
Sponsor: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Howard C. Hang    University of California, Berkeley
2001 Fellowship
Advisor: Carolyn R. Bertozzi
Sponsor: DuPont Pharm.

Frank W. Kotch    University of Maryland
2001 Fellowship
Advisor: Jeffrey T. Davis
Sponsor: AstraZeneca

Shaun MacMahon    New York University
2001 Fellowship
Advisor: David I. Schuster
Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline

Tara R. Rheault    North Dakota State University
2001 Fellowship
Advisor: Mukund P. Sibi
Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

John E. Robinson    Indiana University
2001 Fellowship
Advisor: P. Andrew Evans
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company

Anthony John Roecker    Scripps Research Institute
2001 Fellowship
Advisor: K. C. Nicolaou
Sponsor: Novartis

Rebecca T. Ruck    Harvard University
2001 Fellowship
Advisor: Eric N. Jacobsen
Sponsor: Albany Molecular

Jennifer V. Schaus    Boston University
2001 Fellowship
Advisor: James S. Panek
Sponsor: Wyeth-Ayerst

Andrew E. Taggi    Johns Hopkins University
2001 Fellowship
Advisor: Tom Lectka
Sponsor: Organic Reactions, Inc.

Ryan W. Van De Water    University of California, Santa Barbara
2001 Fellowship
Advisor: Thomas R. R. Pettus
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

John J.M. Wiener    California Institute of Technology
2001 Fellowship
Advisor: David W. C. MacMillan
Sponsor: Pharmacia Corp.

Scott E. Wolkenberg    Scripps Research Institute
2001 Fellowship
Advisor: Dale L. Boger
Sponsor: Procter & Gamble

Aaron D. Wrobleski    University of Kansas
2001 Fellowship
Advisor: Jeffrey Aubé
Sponsor: Abbott Laboratories

Chris Bielawski    California Institute of Technology
2000 Fellowship
Advisor: Robert H. Grubbs
Sponsor: Rhom and Hass

Peter A. Bloomgren    University California, Santa Barbara
2000 Fellowship
Advisor: Bruce H. Lipshutz
Sponsor: Aventis Pharm

Andrew K. Boal    University Massachusetts, Amherst
2000 Fellowship
Advisor: Vincent M. Rotello
Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim

Theresea Chang    University California, Los Angeles
2000 Fellowship
Advisor: J. Fraser Stoddard
Sponsor: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Jason J. Chruma    University of Pennsylvania
2000 Fellowship
Advisor: Amos B. Smith, III
Sponsor: Wyeth–Ayerst

Pablo Davidov    University California, Los Angeles
2000 Fellowship
Advisor: M. E. Jung
Sponsor: DuPont Pharm Co.

Lara Estroff    Yale University
2000 Fellowship
Advisor: Andrew Hamilton
Sponsor: SmithKline, Beecham

Stephen Jarboe    University of Illinois
2000 Fellowship
Advisor: Peter Bead
Sponsor: Procter and Gamble

Lisa Marcaurelle    University California, Berkeley
2000 Fellowship
Advisor: Carolyn Bertozzi
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company

H. Michael Petrassi    Scripps Research Institute
2000 Fellowship
Advisor: Jeffrey W. Kelly
Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Obadiah J. Plante    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2000 Fellowship
Advisor: Peter Seeberger
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.

Gretchen Schroeder    Stanford University
2000 Fellowship
Advisor: Barry Trost
Sponsor: Organic Reactions, Inc.

Jason Sello    Harvard University
2000 Fellowship
Advisor: Stuart L. Schreiber
Sponsor: Pharmacia, Upjohn

Sarah A. Tabacco    University California, Irvine
2000 Fellowship
Advisor: Keit Woerpel
Sponsor: Schering-Plough Research Institute

Steven J. Taylor    University of North Carolina
2000 Fellowship
Advisor: James P. Morken
Sponsor: Abbott Laboratories

David Vosburg    Scripps Research Institute
2000 Fellowship
Advisor: Erik J. Sorenson
Sponsor: AstraZeneca

Matthew M. Bio    Columbia University
1999 Fellowship
Advisor: James L. Leighton
Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim

Nicole M. Brunkan    University of North Carolina
1999 Fellowship
Advisor: Michel R. Gagne
Sponsor: Rohm and Haas

Frederick Cohen    University California, Irvine
1999 Fellowship
Advisor: Larry E. Overman
Sponsor: Pharmacia, Upjohn

Gregory T. Copeland    Boston College
1999 Fellowship
Advisor: Scott Miller
Sponsor: SmithKline, Beecham

Amy B. Dounay    University of Minnesota
1999 Fellowship
Advisor: Craig J. Forsyth
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

Soren Giese    University of Utah
1999 Fellowship
Advisor: Frederick G. West
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

Michael D. Groaning    Colorado State University
1999 Fellowship
Advisor: Albert I. Meyers
Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Karl Haushalter    Harvard University
1999 Fellowship
Advisor: Gregory L. Verdine
Sponsor: Schering-Plough Research Institute

Robert O. Hughes    Scripps Research Institute
1999 Fellowship
Advisor: K. C. Nicolaou
Sponsor: Hoechst, Marion Roussel

Kathryn M. Koeller    Scripps Research Institute
1999 Fellowship
Advisor: Chi-Huey Wong
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

Glenn Micalizio    University of Michigan
1999 Fellowship
Advisor: William R. Roush
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company

Kevin P. Minbiole    University of Pennsylvania
1999 Fellowship
Advisor: Amos B. Smith, III
Sponsor: DuPont Pharm. Co.

Anthony B. Pinkerton    Stanford University
1999 Fellowship
Advisor: Barry M. Trost
Sponsor: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Joseph M. Ready    Harvard University
1999 Fellowship
Advisor: Eric N. Jacobsen
Sponsor: Organic Reactions, Inc.

Tanya L. Schneider    Yale University
1999 Fellowship
Advisor: Alanna Schepartz
Sponsor: Zeneca Pharm. Grp.

Andrew J. Souers    University California, Berkeley
1999 Fellowship
Advisor: Johnathan Ellman
Sponsor: Abbott Laboratories

Shana J. Sturla    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1999 Fellowship
Advisor: Stephen L. Buchwald
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.

Alice Y. Ting    University California, Berkeley
1999 Fellowship
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz
Sponsor: Procter and Gamble

Vladimir B. Birman    University of Chicago
1998 Fellowship
Advisor: Viresh H. Rawal
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company

Ronald K. Castellano    Scripps Research Institute
1998 Fellowship
Advisor: Julius Rebek, Jr.
Sponsor: Schering-Plough Research Institute

Eric Dowdy    University of Colorado Boulder
1998 Fellowship
Advisor: Gary A. Molander
Sponsor: SmithKline, Beecham

Alaric Dyckman    Stanford University
1998 Fellowship
Advisor: Paul A. Wender
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

Nathaniel S. Gray    University California, Berkeley
1998 Fellowship
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz
Sponsor: Abbott Laboratories

Molly Hoke    University Maryland, College Park
1998 Fellowship
Advisor: Philip DeShong
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.

Christopher J. Kuehl    University of Utah
1998 Fellowship
Advisor: Peter Stang
Sponsor: Organic Reactions, Inc.

Daniel S. La    Boston College
1998 Fellowship
Advisor: Amir Hoveyda
Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim

Stephanie A. Lodise    University of Pennsylvania
1998 Fellowship
Advisor: Amos B. Smith, III
Sponsor: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Eric S. Meadows    Washington University
1998 Fellowship
Advisor: George W. Gokel
Sponsor: Procter and Gamble

Sarah E. O’Connor    California Institute of Technology
1998 Fellowship
Advisor: Barbara Impeiali
Sponsor: Pharmacia, Upjohn

Joshua Pak    University of Oregon
1998 Fellowship
Advisor: Michael M. Haley
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

Daniel E. Patterson    Stanford University
1998 Fellowship
Advisor: Barry M. Trost
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

Daniel J. Pippel    University of Illinois
1998 Fellowship
Advisor: Peter Beak
Sponsor: DuPont Pharm. Co.

Gregory N. Tew    University of Illinois
1998 Fellowship
Advisor: Samuel I. Stupp
Sponsor: Rohm and Haas

Adam L. Tomasi    University California, Irvine
1998 Fellowship
Advisor: Larry E. Overman
Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Nicolas Winssinger    Scripps Research Institute
1998 Fellowship
Advisor: K. C. Nicolaou
Sponsor: Zeneca Pharm. Grp.

Thomas F. Woiwode    Stanford University
1998 Fellowship
Advisor: Thomas J. Wandless
Sponsor: Hoechst, Marion Roussel

Victor Arredondo    Northwestern University
1997 Fellowship
Advisor: Frank E. McDonald
Sponsor: Wyeth-Ayerst

Jeffery Axten    University of Pennsylvania
1997 Fellowship
Advisor: Jeffrey Winkler
Sponsor: Abbott Laboratories

Helen Blackwell    California Institute of Technology
1997 Fellowship
Advisor: Robert H. Grubbs
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.

Michael Brodney    Emory University
1997 Fellowship
Advisor: Albert Padwa
Sponsor: Dupont Merck Pharm

Rebecca L. Calvo    SUNY, Buffalo
1997 Fellowship
Advisor: Huw M. L. Davies
Sponsor: Hoechst, Marion Roussel

Michael Chabinyc    Stanford University
1997 Fellowship
Advisor: John I. Brauman
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

Christopher Cox    Johns Hopkins University
1997 Fellowship
Advisor: Thomas Lectka
Sponsor: Organic Reactions, Inc.

Alison Frontier    Columbia University
1997 Fellowship
Advisor: Samuel Danishefsky
Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim

Robert M. Garbaccio    Scripps Research Institute
1997 Fellowship
Advisor: Dale L. Boger
Sponsor: Zeneca Pharm. Grp.

Kevin Gardinier    University California, Berkeley
1997 Fellowship
Advisor: James W. Leahy
Sponsor: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Paul Hergenrother    University Texas, Austin
1997 Fellowship
Advisor: Stephen F. Martin
Sponsor: Procter and Gamble

Corky Jensen    Yale University
1997 Fellowship
Advisor: William Jorgensen
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

Benjamin King    University of Colorado Boulder
1997 Fellowship
Advisor: Josef Michl
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

Hilal Lashuel    Scripps Research Institute
1997 Fellowship
Advisor: Jefferey W. Kelly
Sponsor: Pharmacia, Upjohn

Jennifer Love    Stanford University
1997 Fellowship
Advisor: Paul A. Wender
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company

Erin T. Pelkey    Dartmouth College
1997 Fellowship
Advisor: Gordon W. Gribble
Sponsor: SmithKline, Beecham

Jared T. Shaw    University California, Irvine
1997 Fellowship
Advisor: Keith Woerpel
Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

David Scott Thompson    University of Illinois
1997 Fellowship
Advisor: Jeffrey S. Moore
Sponsor: Rohm and Haas

John P. Wolfe    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1997 Fellowship
Advisor: Stephen L. Buchwald
Sponsor: Schering-Plough Research Institute

Bradley Backes    University California, Berkeley
1996 Fellowship
Advisor: Jonathan Ellman
Sponsor: Abbott Laboratories

Janet Gunzner    Scripps Research Institute
1996 Fellowship
Advisor: K. C. Nicolaou
Sponsor: Aldrich Chemical Co.

Mary Kay Hamm    Yale University
1996 Fellowship
Advisor: Alanna Schepartz
Sponsor: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Karl B. Hansen    Harvard University
1996 Fellowship
Advisor: Eric N. Jacobsen
Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim

Kevin W. Hinkle    University of Virginia
1996 Fellowship
Advisor: James A. Marshall
Sponsor: Dupont Merck Pharm.

T. Brian Hurley    University of Colorado
1996 Fellowship
Advisor: Tarek Sammakia
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company

Thomas Keating    University of California, Los Angeles
1996 Fellowship
Advisor: Robert Armstrong
Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Bryan W. King    University North Carolina
1996 Fellowship
Advisor: Michael Crimmins
Sponsor: Org. Reax & J. Wiley

Dan Larson    University California, Berkeley
1996 Fellowship
Advisor: Clayton Heathcock
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

Craig E. Masse    Boston University
1996 Fellowship
Advisor: James S. Panek
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

D. Tyler McQuade    University of Wisconsin, Madison
1996 Fellowship
Advisor: Samuel H. Gelman
Sponsor: Pharmacia, Upjohn

Colin Nuckolls    Columbia University
1996 Fellowship
Advisor: Thomas J. Katz
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.

Michele Randall    Boston College
1996 Fellowship
Advisor: Marc L. Snapper
Sponsor: Procter and Gamble

Jamie Roseman    University of Delaware
1996 Fellowship
Advisor: P. Andrew Evans
Sponsor: Rohm and Haas

John Slater    University of Delaware
1996 Fellowship
Advisor: Iwao Ojima
Sponsor: Schering-Plough Research Institute

Emily Stocking    Colorado State University
1996 Fellowship
Advisor: Robert M. Williams
Sponsor: SmithKline, Beecham

Brian Stoltz    Yale University
1996 Fellowship
Advisor: John L. Wood
Sponsor: Wyeth-Ayerst

Kami Thoen    Purdue University
1996 Fellowship
Advisor: Hikka Kenttamaa
Sponsor: Zeneca Pharm. Grp.

Bridget D. Brandes    Harvard University
1995 Fellowship
Advisor: Eric N. Jacobsen
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company

Stephen L. Craig    Stanford University
1995 Fellowship
Advisor: John I. Brauman
Sponsor: Dupont Merck Pharm

Jared N. Cumming    Johns Hopkins University
1995 Fellowship
Advisor: Gary H. Posner
Sponsor: Abbott Laboratories

Mark M. Gleason    Northwestern University
1995 Fellowship
Advisor: Frank McDonald
Sponsor: Glaxo Wellcome

Aaron W. Harper    University Southern California
1995 Fellowship
Advisor: Larry R. Dalton
Sponsor: Procter and Gamble

Jonathan B. Houze    Stanford University
1995 Fellowship
Advisor: Paul A. Wender
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.

Michael B. Jarstfer    University of Utah
1995 Fellowship
Advisor: C. Dale Poulter
Sponsor: Boehringer Ingelheim

Nataxha M. Kablaoul    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1995 Fellowship
Advisor: Stephen L. Buchwald
Sponsor: SmithKline, Beecham

Adam J. Matzger    University California, Berkeley
1995 Fellowship
Advisor: Peter C. Vollhardt
Sponsor: Rohm and Haas

Steven J. Metallo    Yale University
1995 Fellowship
Advisor: Alanna Schepartz
Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Kathleen H. Mortell    University of Wisconsin
1995 Fellowship
Advisor: Laura L. Kiessling
Sponsor: Upjohn Co.

Alexander R. Muci    Harvard University
1995 Fellowship
Advisor: David A. Evans
Sponsor: Zeneca Pharm. Grp.

David B. Rozema    University of Wisconsin, Madison
1995 Fellowship
Advisor: Samuel H. Gelman
Sponsor: Aldrich Chemical Co.

Robert W. Scott    University California, Berkeley
1995 Fellowship
Advisor: Clayton Heathcock
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

Marcey L Waters    University of Chicago
1995 Fellowship
Advisor: William D. Wulff
Sponsor: Org. Reax & J. Wiley

Stephen C. Alley    University of Washington
1994 Fellowship
Advisor: Paul B. Hopkins
Sponsor: R. W. Johnson Pharm

Andrew Balog    University of Pittsburgh
1994 Fellowship
Advisor: Dennis P. Curran
Sponsor: American Cyanamid

James Chen    Harvard University
1994 Fellowship
Advisor: Stuart L. Schreiber
Sponsor: Zeneca Pharm. Grp.

Natalia Colocci    California Institute of Technology
1994 Fellowship
Advisor: Peter B. Dervan
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company

Virginia Cornish    University of California
1994 Fellowship
Advisor: Peter G. Schultz
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.

Mary Didiuk    Boston College
1994 Fellowship
Advisor: Amir Hoveyda
Sponsor: Monsanto

Alexandra E. Gould    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1994 Fellowship
Advisor: Rick L. Danheiser
Sponsor: Org. Reax & J. Wiley

Rodney K. Guy    Scripps Research Institute
1994 Fellowship
Advisor: K. C. Nicolaou
Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Andrew Morehead, Jr    Duke University
1994 Fellowship
Advisor: Michael Pirrung
Sponsor: Upjohn Co.

Thomas R. Pettus    University of Rochester
1994 Fellowship
Advisor: Richard Schlessinger
Sponsor: SmithKline, Beecham

Scott K. Silverman    California Institute of Technology
1994 Fellowship
Advisor: Dennis A. Dougherty
Sponsor: Rohm and Haas

James R. Vyvyan    University of Minnesota
1994 Fellowship
Advisor: Thomas R. Hoye
Sponsor: Organic Syntheses

M. David Weingarten    Emory University
1994 Fellowship
Advisor: Albert Padwa
Sponsor: Procter and Gamble

Edward A. Wintner    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1994 Fellowship
Advisor: Julius Rebek
Sponsor: Glaxo Res. Labs

Nancy S. Barta    Michigan State University
1993 Fellowship
Advisor: John Stille
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.

Xenia Beebe    University California, Davis
1993 Fellowship
Advisor: Kurth & Schore
Sponsor: Procter and Gamble

Richard T. Beresis    Boston University
1993 Fellowship
Advisor: James Panek
Sponsor: Upjohn Co.

David Louis Clark    University California, Berkeley
1993 Fellowship
Advisor: Clayton Heathcock
Sponsor: Abbott Laboratories

Erin M. Duffy    Yale University
1993 Fellowship
Advisor: Bill Jorgensen
Sponsor: Rohm and Haas

Linda C. Hsieh    University of California, Berkeley
1993 Fellowship
Advisor: Peter Schultz
Sponsor: SmithKline, Beecham

Richard Hsung    University of Chicago
1993 Fellowship
Advisor: Bill Wulff
Sponsor: R. W. Johnson Pharm

Douglas S. Johnson    Scripps Research Institute
1993 Fellowship
Advisor: Dale L. Boger
Sponsor: ICI Americas Pharm.

Jeehiun Lee    University of Pittsburgh
1993 Fellowship
Advisor: Joe Grabowski
Sponsor: Dow Chemical

James T. Link    Columbia University
1993 Fellowship
Advisor: Sam Danishefsky
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company

Marc J. McKennon    Colorado State University
1993 Fellowship
Advisor: Al Meyers
Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

James P. Morken    Boston College
1993 Fellowship
Advisor: Amir Hoveyda
Sponsor: Glaxo Res. Labs

Paul R. Rablen    Yale University
1993 Fellowship
Advisor: Kenneth Wiberg
Sponsor: American Cyanamid

Chris Willowghby    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1993 Fellowship
Advisor: Stephen L. Buchwald
Sponsor: Monsanto

Theodore Ashburn    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1992 Fellowship
Advisor: Peter Lansbury
Sponsor: Procter and Gamble

Kathlynn C. Brown    University of Texas
1992 Fellowship
Advisor: Kodadek
Sponsor: Dow Chemical

Andrew J. Carpenter    University of S. Carolina
1992 Fellowship
Advisor: Robert Coleman
Sponsor: Glaxo Res. Labs

Steve W. Elmore    Ohio State University
1992 Fellowship
Advisor: Leo A. Paquette
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company

Stewart L. Fisher    California Institute of Technology
1992 Fellowship
Advisor: Barbara Impeiali
Sponsor: American Cyanamid

Allan C. Krueger    Wayne State University
1992 Fellowship
Advisor: James Rigby
Sponsor: SmithKline, Beecham

Ralph Lambalot    Brown University
1992 Fellowship
Advisor: David Cane
Sponsor: Monsanto

James L. Leighton    Harvard University
1992 Fellowship
Advisor: Stuart L. Schreiber
Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Mark E. Schnute    University of Illinois
1992 Fellowship
Advisor: Scott E. Denmark
Sponsor: ICI Americas Pharm.

Erik J. Sorensen    Scripps Research Institute
1992 Fellowship
Advisor: K. C. Nicolaou
Sponsor: R. W. Johnson Pharm

Nikolaos Willmore    Columbia University
1992 Fellowship
Advisor: Thomas Katz
Sponsor: Rohm and Haas

Michael G. Yang    Boston University
1992 Fellowship
Advisor: James Panek
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.

John Anthony    University California, Los Angeles
1991 Fellowship
Advisor: Francois Diederich
Sponsor: R. W. Johnson Pharm

Steve Chamberlin    University of Chicago
1991 Fellowship
Advisor: William Wulff
Sponsor: American Cyanamid

Craig Coburn    Brown University
1991 Fellowship
Advisor: Kathlyn A. Parker
Sponsor: Rohm and Haas

Peter S. Dragovich    California Institute of Technology
1991 Fellowship
Advisor: Andrew G. Myers
Sponsor: Procter and Gamble

Christine M. Hudson    Washington University
1991 Fellowship
Advisor: Kevin D. Moeller
Sponsor: Monsanto

Stefan Loren    University California, Berkeley
1991 Fellowship
Advisor: Joel M. Hawkins
Sponsor: Smith, Kline, French

Jonathan Parquette    Stanford University
1991 Fellowship
Advisor: Barry M. Trost
Sponsor: ICI Americas Pharm.

Karen R. Romines    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1991 Fellowship
Advisor: Rick L. Danheiser
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.

Michael K. Rosen    Harvard University
1991 Fellowship
Advisor: Stuart L. Schreiber
Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Todd Underiner    University of Wisconsin
1991 Fellowship
Advisor: Charles P. Casey
Sponsor: Dow Chemical

Gregory Welmaker    University S. Carolina
1991 Fellowship
Advisor: James A. Marshall
Sponsor: Glaxo Res. Labs

Wendy B. Young    Princeton University
1991 Fellowship
Advisor: Edward C. Taylor
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company

William Chapman    Penn. State University
1990 Fellowship
Advisor: Przemyslaw Maalak
Sponsor: Eastman Kodak

Wendy L. Corbett    Purdue University
1990 Fellowship
Advisor: Dale L. Boger
Sponsor: ICI Americas Pharm.

Christopher Dinsmore    University of Minnesota
1990 Fellowship
Advisor: Thomas Hoye
Sponsor: Glaxo Res. Labs

Catherine Gasparski    University of Notre Dame
1990 Fellowship
Advisor: Marvin Miller
Sponsor: R. W. Johnson Pharm

Christopher Gorman    California Institute of Technology
1990 Fellowship
Advisor: Robert H. Grubbs
Sponsor: Smith, Kline, French

Randall Halcomb    Yale University
1990 Fellowship
Advisor: Samuel Danishefsky
Sponsor: Monsanto

Michael M. Haley    Rice University
1990 Fellowship
Advisor: W. E. Billups
Sponsor: Rohm and Haas

Donald L. Hertzog    Emory University
1990 Fellowship
Advisor: Albert Padwa
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.

Philip A. Hipskind    Stanford University
1990 Fellowship
Advisor: Barry Trost
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company

Kristina A. Kreutzer    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1990 Fellowship
Advisor: Stephen L. Buchwald
Sponsor: Dow Chemical

Rachel C. Lum    Harvard University
1990 Fellowship
Advisor: Joseph Grabowski
Sponsor: Procter and Gamble

Vinh D. Tran    University California, Irvine
1990 Fellowship
Advisor: Larry E. Overman
Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Hernando Trujillo    Dartmouth College
1990 Fellowship
Advisor: Russell P. Hughes
Sponsor: American Cyanamid

Benjamin Anderson    University of Chicago
1989 Fellowship
Advisor: William D. Wulff
Sponsor: Rohm and Haas

Jeffrey B. Arterburn    University of Arizona
1989 Fellowship
Advisor: Eugene A. Mash
Sponsor: Smith, Kline, French

Edmund L. Ellsworth    University California, Santa Barbara
1989 Fellowship
Advisor: Bruce H. Lipshutz
Sponsor: Procter and Gamble

William S. Jenks    Columbia University
1989 Fellowship
Advisor: Nicholas J. Turro
Sponsor: Monsanto

John A. Porco, Jr.    Harvard University
1989 Fellowship
Advisor: Stuart L. Schreiber
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.

George L. Maynard    Ohio State University
1989 Fellowship
Advisor: Leo A. Paquette
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company

Patrick E. O’Bannon    University of Pennsylvania
1989 Fellowship
Advisor: William P. Daily
Sponsor: Dow Chemical

Daniel J. O’Leary    University California, Los Angeles
1989 Fellowship
Advisor: Frank A. L. Anet
Sponsor: Eastman Kodak

Michelle A. Sparks    Boston University
1989 Fellowship
Advisor: James S. Panek
Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Erik C. Chelius    Northwestern University
1988 Fellowship
Advisor: Joseph B. Lambert
Sponsor: Rohm and Haas

Robert J. DeVita    University of Rochester
1988 Fellowship
Advisor: Andrew S. Kende
Sponsor: Smith, Kline, French

Mark A. Dombroski    Brandeis University
1988 Fellowship
Advisor: Barry B. Snider
Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Alan T. Johnson    Oregon State University
1988 Fellowship
Advisor: James D. White
Sponsor: Procter and Gamble

Michael A. Kropp    University of Illinois
1988 Fellowship
Advisor: Gary B. Schuster
Sponsor: Eastman Kodak

Thomas C. Lectka    Cornell University
1988 Fellowship
Advisor: John McMurry
Sponsor: Monsanto

Bruce M. Novak    California Institute of Technology
1988 Fellowship
Advisor: Robert H. Grubbs
Sponsor: Dow Chemical

James S. Nowick    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1988 Fellowship
Advisor: Rick L. Danheiser
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.

Christopher E. Smith    University of Chicago
1988 Fellowship
Advisor: David G. Lynn
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company

Steven V. Barancyk    Northwestern University
1987 Fellowship
Advisor: Frederick D. Lewis
Sponsor: Eastman Kodak

William E. Bauta    University of Chicago
1987 Fellowship
Advisor: William D. Wulff
Sponsor: Monsanto

Melissa Egbertson    Yale University
1987 Fellowship
Advisor: Samuel Danishefsky
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.

Susan T. Graul    Purdue University
1987 Fellowship
Advisor: Robert R. Squires
Sponsor: Rohm and Haas

John H. Griffin    California Institute of Technology
1987 Fellowship
Advisor: Peter B. Dervan
Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Philip D. Hampton    Stanford University
1987 Fellowship
Advisor: James P. Collman
Sponsor: Procter and Gamble

Alan D. Palkowitz    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1987 Fellowship
Advisor: William R. Roush
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company

Roger B. Ruggeri    University Cali, Berkeley
1987 Fellowship
Advisor: Clayton Heathcock
Sponsor: Smith, Kline, French

Theodore Underiner    University of Wisconsin
1987 Fellowship
Advisor: Harlan L. Goering
Sponsor: Dow Chemical

Matthew Callstrom    University of Minnesota
1986 Fellowship
Advisor: Paul G. Gassman
Sponsor: Rohm and Haas

Michael J. Eis    Cornell University
1986 Fellowship
Advisor: Bruce Ganem
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company

Stephen V. Frye    University of North Carolina
1986 Fellowship
Advisor: Ernest L. Eliel
Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Douglas Grotjahn    University California, Berkeley
1986 Fellowship
Advisor: Peter C. Vollhardt
Sponsor: Monsanto

Max Kopelevich    University California, Los Angeles
1986 Fellowship
Advisor: Frank A. L. Anet
Sponsor: Procter and Gamble

Bruce A. Lefker    Colorado State University
1986 Fellowship
Advisor: Albert I. Meyers
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.

Laurence M. Principe    Indiana University
1986 Fellowship
Advisor: Philip Magnus
Sponsor: Smith, Kline, French

Brett Turner Warson    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1986 Fellowship
Advisor: Stephen L. Buchwald
Sponsor: Dow Chemical

Mary Jennifer Young    Ohio State University
1986 Fellowship
Advisor: Matthew S. Platz
Sponsor: Eastman Kodak

Gloria A. Breault    Brown University
1985 Fellowship
Advisor: Kathlyn A. Parker
Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Ronald M. Jarret    Yale University
1985 Fellowship
Advisor: Martin Saunders
Sponsor: Procter and Gamble

Jeffrey Kelly    University of North Carolina
1985 Fellowship
Advisor: Slayton A. Evans
Sponsor: Rohm and Haas

Nathan Mantlo    Utah State University
1985 Fellowship
Advisor: Daniel L. Comins
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.

William D. McGhee    University California, Berkeley
1985 Fellowship
Advisor: Robert G. Bergman
Sponsor: Monsanto

Eugene M. Oltz    Columbia University
1985 Fellowship
Advisor: Koji Nakanishi
Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company

Edward Turos    Penn. State University
1985 Fellowship
Advisor: Steven M. Weinreb
Sponsor: Dow Chemical

Mark D. Bednarski    Yale University
1984 Fellowship
Advisor: Samuel Danishefsky
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.

Ellen C. Beedle    University of Idaho
1984 Fellowship
Advisor: George M. Rubottom
Sponsor: Monsanto

Daniel A. Bors    University California, Berkeley
1984 Fellowship
Advisor: Andrew Streitwieser
Sponsor: Rohm and Haas

Mark E. Welker    Florida State University
1984 Fellowship
Advisor: Lanny S. Liebeskind
Sponsor: Procter and Gamble

Regina Zibuck    University of Pennsylvania
1984 Fellowship
Advisor: Amos B. Smith, III
Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Douglas Horsey    Rice University
1983 Fellowship
Advisor: Paul S. Engel
Sponsor: Monsanto

Todd K. Jones    University of Illinois
1983 Fellowship
Advisor: Scott E. Denmark
Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Michael J. Martinelli    Wesleyan University, CT
1983 Fellowship
Advisor: Peter A. Jacobi
Sponsor: Procter and Gamble

Michael A. Poss    University of Rochester
1983 Fellowship
Advisor: R.H. Schlessinger
Sponsor: Pfizer, Inc.

Dennis J. Bellville    University of Texas
1982 Fellowship
Advisor: Nathan L. Bauld
Sponsor: Procter and Gamble

J. Jeffrey Howbert    Stanford University
1982 Fellowship
Advisor: Paul A. Wender
Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Joseph J. Grabowski    University of Colorado
1981 Fellowship
Advisor: Charles H. DePuy
Sponsor: Procter and Gamble

Edward Leete Award

Purpose

To recognize outstanding contributions to teaching and research in Organic Chemistry

Nature

The award will be presented no more than biennially during the fall national meeting of the American Chemical Society. The Award consists of a $1,500 cash prize. The Leete and Gassman Awards are the only two awards selected by the Executive Committee of the Organic Division.

Establishment

The award is named in honor of Edward Leete who, through his contributions to science and education, fostered an appreciation and love for organic chemistry. The award was endowed by contributions from Professor Leete’s students and colleagues.

Rules of Eligibility

Nominees must be members of the Organic Division of the American Chemical Society who have made outstanding contributions to both teaching and research. Teaching should be considered in the broadest sense, including of professional chemists, the dissemination of information about chemistry to prospective chemists, to members of the profession, to students in other areas and to the general public. A nominee must also have accomplished outstanding creative work in any area of organic chemistry. Nominations should emphasize both the nominee’s teaching and research contributions.

A nomination document should include:

  1. Primary Nomination of not more than 750 words containing an evaluation of the nominee’s accomplishments and a specific identification of the work recognized.
  2. Up to two seconding letters (each not more than 400 words), containing information not given in the letter of nomination, may be included. Nominations should emphasize the nominee’s education contributions.
  3. A biographical sketch, including date of birth
  4. A list of publications and patents by the nominee.

All text should be at least 11 pt font. Nominations should be submitted as a single PDF file (Name the PDF file with candidate’s name, for example: JessicaSmith-LeeteNomination.pdf)via the online Leete Award Nomination Form. Nominations due by Friday May 3rd, 2019.

About Edward Leete (1928-1992)

Leete1Edward Leete was born on April 18, 1928 in Leeds, England. In 1948, he received the B.Sc. degree from the University of Leeds where he also completed the Ph.D. in 1950 with William Bradley in the organic chemistry of colors and dyestuffs. He was awarded a two-year Goldsmiths Company Traveling Fellowship, which he spent with the well-known French-Canadian alkaloid chemist, Leo Marion and with whom he continued until 1954 as a NRC Canada Postdoctoral Fellow in Ottawa. He began his academic career at UCLA as instructor, then assistant professor, and moved to the University of Minnesota in 1958 where he became full professor in 1963. Among his awards, are the first Phytochemistry Prize and Medal (1990) and University of Minnesota Distinguished Teaching Award (1976).

Beginning in his postdoctoral work at NRC, research on alkaloids became his career choice and passion which he followed with a consistent focus to answer the encompassing question: how do plants take the available amino acids and make such complex and variable structures as the alkaloids?  He pursued the field of “alkaloid biogenesis” with all methods available at that time: both radioactive and non-radioactive tracer analysis and NMR spectroscopy. His work was internationally recognized and appeared in some 250 publications.

Eddie, as he was affectionately known to many, loved to teach and to work in the laboratory.  His classed were very large and frequently scheduled at 8 am by his choice so that he would have the rest of the day in the lab.  His lecture demonstrations are memorable: one fire-blowing demonstration at a chemistry banquet assured that the department was not invited to return next year.  He was a juvenile diabetic, which he compensated by being an accomplished marathon runner.  He was regularly seen jogging to work bearing a backpack.

Eddie Leete had the curiosity and naiveté of an outstanding scientist; spunky to him, every observation and discovery was a new delight. He radiated energy and optimism and was courageous to the end, which came on February 8, 1992 when he succumbed to brain cancer (taken in part from the eulogy by Wayland E. Nolan and the obituary published in Phytochemistry. Phytochemistry, 1992, 31, 3303-5)

For More Information see:
The University of Minnesota’s Page on Ed Leete
Vitae
Eulogy by Wayland E. Noland

The Leete Awardees

Neil Garg (the 2019 Awardee)

Professor Neil Garg received his BS degree from New York University and his PhD from Cal Tech, where he worked with Brian Stoltz in the field of total synthesis. Following a NIH postdoctoral fellowship at UC Irvine with Larry Overman, Garg joined the faculty of UCLA in 2007. 

Garg’s independent research encompasses numerous aspects of synthetic organic chemistry. His creative work in synthetic methodology has included the synthesis and applications of strained heterocycles such as indolynes, pyridynes, and azacyclic allenes, which provide access to complex alkaloids and medicinally relevant substances. A notable example appears in the Garg lab’s total syntheses of welwitindolinone alkaloids, which are among the best-known of syntheses of over 20 intricate natural product syntheses that the group has published. More recently, Garg has published groundbreaking studies on nickel-catalyzed reactions of amides, belying the conventional view of amides as unreactive functionalities. Recognition for his research efforts has included receipt of the EJ Corey and Cope Scholar Awards from the American Chemical Society. He was selected as a Fellow of both the American Chemical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2018.

Throughout his career, Neil Garg has demonstrated a profound commitment to education. He and his family live in the UCLA dormitories as part of the UCLA Faculty-in-Residence Program. With regard to organic chemistry teaching, nominator Professor Ken Houk states that Garg “has an uncanny knack for taking one of the most feared and commonly disliked classes – organic chemistry – and making it fun and accessible to young people, despite making his course quite challenging.” In addition to excellence in teaching, Garg has produced teaching resources that have been widely adopted among the chemistry community and the public. These include learnbacon.com, an independent learning tutorial for organic chemistry students, qrchem.net, the Backside Attack smartphone application, and a chemistry coloring book for children. His efforts in education have been recognized through many awards, including being named California’s Professor of the Year in 2015 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Education, and his receipt of the 2018 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, which is the largest university teaching prize anywhere in the world. 

Jeffrey Aubé (The 2017 Awardee)

Jeffrey Aubé. The 2017 Leete Awardee.

Jeffrey Aubé received his BS from the University of Miami, where he did undergraduate research with Professor Robert Gawley. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry in 1984 from Duke University, working with Professor Steven Baldwin, and was an NIH postdoctoral fellow at Yale University with Professor Samuel Danishefsky. From 1986 until 2015, he held a faculty position in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Kansas. In 2015, he retired from KU and moved to the University of North Carolina, where he is an Eshelman Distinguished Professor in the Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry. In addition to holding a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry, Aubé is a member of the Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery and the Lineberger Cancer Center.

Aubé’s research interests lie in the chemistry of heterocyclic compounds and their applications to problems in medicinal organic chemistry. One of his group’s signature accomplishments was the discovery, with Greg Milligan, of the intramolecular Schmidt reaction. Some current interests in bioorganic chemistry include collaborations in opioid pharmacology (with Laura Bohn), steroid biosynthesis inhibitors (with Emily Scott), and in the discovery of anti-tuberculosis agents (with Carl Nathan).

Professor Aubé enjoyed a life-long collaboration with his undergraduate mentor, Bob Gawley, which included co-authorship of the graduate text “Principles of Asymmetric Synthesis”, currently in its second edition and, with Professor Oliver Reiser of the University of Regensburg, the development of a trans-Atlantic dual undergraduate degree program. The “Atlantis” program was jointly funded by the US Department of Education and the European Commission’s Directorate General for Education and Culture and mobilized undergraduate students to study at KU, the Universities of Arkansas and Regensburg, and Dublin City University. This program was recognized by the award of the Nikolai N. Khaladjan International Award for Innovation in Higher Education in 2008. Aubé received several teaching awards at KU, including the university-wide HOPE Award and the Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence at KU. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Chemical Society.

Jeffrey Moore (The 2015 Awardee)

Jeff Moore. The 2013 Leete Award Winner Jeffrey Moore received his B.S. in chemistry (1984) and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering with Samuel Stupp (1989), both from the University of Illinois. He then went to Caltech as an NSF postdoctoral fellow working with Robert Grubbs. In 1990, he joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and then in 1993 returned to UIUC where he is currently the Murchison-Mallory Chair in the Department of Chemistry. He has published over 300 articles covering topics from technology in the classroom to self-healing polymers, mechanoresponsive materials and shape-persistent macrocycles. Jeff’s excellence in scientific research and teaching are recognized with several awards. He received the UIUC Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and has been recognized as a “Faculty Ranked Excellent by their Students.” In 2014, he was selected as an HHMI Professor. Jeff is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the American Chemical Society.

Professor Moore’s approach to teaching and research embody the qualities of the Award namesake, Edward Leete. His work has benefited hugely from the synergy between teaching and research. For example, the inspiration for Jeff’s mechanophore concept came from re-learning pericyclic reactions for a sophomore organic course directly leading to the idea that mechanical force may be able to bias reaction pathways. This endeavor ultimately found itself on the cover of “Nature.” When asked for comments, Jeff responded “Thousands of students pass through our organic chemistry classrooms each year. For many, ours may be their last formal course in chemistry. We shouldn’t miss the opportunity to send them away with an amazing appreciation about how our subject will impact their lives.”

Paul G. Gassman Distinguished Service Award

Purpose

To recognize outstanding service to the organic chemistry community.

Nature

The award consists of $1,500 and a cut crystal plaque. The award will be presented no more than biennially at the Fall executive committee dinner in even-numbered years. Travel expenses to attend the national meeting will also be provided.

Establishment

The award was established in 1994 with financial help from the Bayer Corporation’s Pharmaceutical Division, located in West Haven, CT, and Bayer’s Polymer and Materials Divisions, located in Pittsburgh, PA. In 2007, The award was endowed by the Midwest Pharmaceutical Process Chemistry Consortium with a supporting contribution from the Division of Organic Chemistry. The winner of this award and of the Leete Award are the only two awards actually selected by the Organic Division.

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Professor Frank Davis Receives the 2012 Gassman Award from Dr. Rob Larsen, 2012 Organic Division Chair. Photo by Paige Ozaroski

Rules of Eligibility

Nominees must be long-standing members of the Organic Division of the American Chemical Society who through their contributions to the organic chemical community in the United States have significantly enhanced the welfare of its members. Contributions to the American Chemical Society and/or the Organic Chemistry Division, including significant accomplishments in the management and function of the ACS that impact the environment of organic chemistry, leadership and innovation in the Division, and conspicuous service on behalf of organic chemists are appropriate considerations.

Nominations

Nominations should emphasize the candidate’s service contributions. The nomination letter (2 pages max, with minimum font size 11pt), seconding letters (up to five, 1 page each, with minimum font size 11pt), and the candidate’s C.V. should be submitted as a single PDF file via the online form (please name the PDF file with the candidate’s name (for example: JohnSmith-GassmanNomination.pdf).

Deadline: The due date for the 2020 award nominations is April 1, 2020.

About Paul G. Gassman (1935-1993)

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Paul G. Gassman

Paul Gassman was born June 22, 1935 in Alden, New York, son of Joseph Martin Jasmine and Florence Marie Rautenstrauch Gassman, of German Swiss parentage. In 1957, he graduated with a B.S. degree from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. He received his Ph.D. in 1960 from Cornell University, where he worked with Prof. Jerrold Meinwald, and continued as a postdoctoral fellow during 1960 before beginning an appointment as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Ohio State University, moving to theUniversity of Minnesota as a Professor in 1974. He served the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry as a member of the Executive Committee (1976-88), Chairman-elect (1980), Chairman (1981), and Councilor (1983-1988). He also served as the ACS President for 1990.

Paul Gassman’s research was centered in the area of organic reaction mechanisms, and focused on mechanisms of catalysis (including hydrocarbon metathesis), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, chemistry of highly strained molecules, neighboring group participation in carbocation chemistry, cycloaddition reactions, enzyme mechanisms, organoelectro-chemistry, carbanion chemistry, synthesis of heterocyclic molecules, oxidation of hydrocarbons, nitrenium ion chemistry, and electron-transfer reactions. The work resulted in over 300 publications in scientific journals, 32 patents, and 11 books in which he is listed as an editor, and provided training for 72 Ph.D. and 13 M.S. students, as well as dozens of postdoctoral fellows and a number of undergraduate researchers. At the age 57, Paul Gassman was at home on the evening of April 17, 1993 when he suffered a torn aorta. The following day he underwent emergency open-heart surgery, but suffered irreversible brain damage and never regained consciousness. He died on April 21, 1993. (Taken in part from the University of Minnesota’s Senate Minutes.)

Pat N. Confalone – 2020

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Pat N. Confalone

Pat Confalone received his BS degree from MIT and his PhD from Harvard University where he worked with Professor R.B. Woodward. After ten years at Hoffmann-La Roche, Dr. Confalone joined Dupont Life Sciences where his Bioorganic Chemistry group developed the fluorescent dye-labeled reagents that were used in automated DNA sequencing, eventually employed in the human genome project. With DuPont Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Confalone recruited a world class Medicinal Chemistry department that discovered CozaarTM, a major anti-hypertensive based on angiotensin II antagonism. After 22 years in Discovery Research, he moved into pre-clinical development and built a highly successful Chemical Process R&D organization that carried out the chemical development of CozaarTM and SustivaTM, a highly successful NNRTI used to treat AIDS. For the last 7 years of his industrial career he was the Vice President for R&D at DuPont Crop Protection. His organization twice received Agrow Magazine’s award for best R&D pipeline in the Crop Protection Industry. He has published over 130 publications and has obtained 40 patents. He has held adjunct professorships at the University of Colorado, Rutgers University and Drew University.

Dr. Confalone has been an exemplary role model for industrial chemists with regards to his service to the ACS and the greater community of organic chemistry. He has served the Division of Organic Chemistry in many capacities as a member of the Executive Committee including as Chair. He has been a tireless supporter of funding for organic chemistry in academic labs through congressional lobbying for federal support of R&D funding for the NIH, NSF, DOD and DOE. As Chairman of the Board of Directors for the ACS, Dr. Confalone represented organic chemistry at the highest level of the society. Notably, Dr. Confalone is a co-founder of the French-American Chemical Society where organic chemists from France and America have built lasting friendships and collaborations over the course of the last 30 years. Pat has supported this project throughout its existence and was the chair of the FACS-IV conference. He is also a past chair of the Natural Products Gordon Research Conference.

Dr. Confalone is an ACS Fellow and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has received many awards and honors, including the Alpha Chi Sigma award, Harvard Graduate Society Prize, Samuel M. McElvain Industrial Speaker (1982), Robert A. Welch Foundation Lecturer (1988-1989), Esther Humphrey Lecturer (1990), Philadelphia Organic Chemistry Club Industrial Award (2005) and the Earle B. Barnes Award for Leadership in Chemical Research Management (2021).

Cynthia A. Maryanoff – 2018

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Cynthia A. Maryanoff

Cynthia A. Maryanoff received her B.S. degree in chemistry from Drexel University and her Ph.D. degree from Princeton University. After conducting postdoctoral work at Princeton, she joined the Medicinal Chemistry Department at Smith, Kline & French in Philadelphia. In 1981, she moved to Johnson & Johnson (J&J), and advanced to the highest scientific position in the company, Distinguished Research Fellow, retiring in 2013 after 32 years of service. At J&J her work involved rapidly moving new molecular entities (NMEs) from small-scale to large-scale chemical synthesis, the development of formulations and analytical methods, thereby advancing NMEs to first-in-human and proof-of-principle studies in record time relative to industry standards. She is now affiliated with the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute as Foundation Distinguished Professor and the Pennsylvania Drug Discovery Institute as Professor of Drug Delivery.

Cyndie is very active in the scientific community both locally and nationally, especially within the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry where she currently serves on the Executive Committee (1988-present). As a member of the Organic Division’s executive committee she served as a Councilor or Alternate Councilor for many years, organized and chaired over 30 award symposia, and served as the first female Chair. For the past 30 years, Cyndie chaired the Division’s Award Committee, where she initiated and obtained funding to support the Travel Award program to help outstanding students and faculty at undergraduate institutions attend ACS National Meetings and National Organic Symposia. This program has supported more than a thousand students and faculty over the last 30 years. Cyndie also created the Organic Division’s Technical Achievement Award (TAOC), an annual award symposium that recognizes outstanding contributions to organic chemistry by industrial or government chemists at the non-Ph.D. level. The Travel Award and TAOC Award programs have earned ACS ChemLuminary Awards for the Division. Additionally, Cyndie currently serves the ACS on the ACS Governing Board of Publishing and the International Affairs Committee.

Cyndie is an inaugural ACS Fellow and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She has received numerous national, local, and internal corporate awards that encompass both scientific and managerial achievements, most notably: The Perkin Medal (2015); The ACS Earle B. Barnes Award for Leadership in Chemical Research Management; The ACS Garvan–Olin Medal; the ACS Henry F. Whalen, Jr. Award for Business Development. Cyndie has served for many years as a member of the Drexel University Advisory Council for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Gary A. Molander – 2016

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Gary A.  Molander

Professor Molander received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Iowa State University and his Ph.D. from Purdue University.  After a postdoctoral stint at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, he began his independent career as an assistant professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, rising through the ranks to professor before moving to the University of Pennsylvania.

Professor Molander has a long history of service to the organic community in elected and appointed positions, both at the local and national levels. He has served the Organic Division for over 15 years as member of the Executive Committee, including as Executive Officer of the 37th National Organic Symposium, Secretary-Treasurer, and Chair of the Division. One of the most important initiatives he established, in collaboration with Andrew Evans, is the Division’s Graduate Research Symposium.  This symposium was started in order to reach young DOC members and is now in its 6th year.  It is considered one of the Division’s most innovative programs, and was recognized by the ACS with a ChemLuminary Award.  Locally, he served as Chair of the Philadelphia Section of the ACS and the Philadelphia Organic Chemists Club.  He has been on many editorial advisory boards and is currently serving as an Associate Editor of Organic Letters, co-Editor-in-Chief of Comprehensive Organic Synthesis II, and the Editorial Advisory Board of Science of Synthesis.

Professor Molander’s research interests are in the development of new synthetic methods for organic synthesis, particularly in the invention of transition metal-catalyzed protocols for the construction of carbon-carbon bonds.  Professor Molander is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society and has received numerous honors for his research and teaching, including an Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, a Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, the Philadelphia Section Award, and The American Chemical Society Herbert C. Brown Award for Creative Research in Synthetic Methods.

Amos B. Smith, III – 2014

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Amos B. Smith

Professor Smith received his early education at Bucknell University, where in 1966 he earned Bucknell University’s first combined four-year B.S.-M.S. degree in Chemistry. After a year in medical school (University of Pennsylvania), he earned his Ph.D. degree (University of Pennsylvania, 1972) and completed a year as a Research Associate at Rockefeller University. In 1973, he joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania; currently, he is the Rhodes-Thompson Professor of Chemistry. He is a Member of the Monell Chemical Senses Center, and from 1976-2000, he was a Member of the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM). In 2001, he was appointed as an Honorary Member at the Kitasato Institute, where he has served as Visiting Director.

In a timeframe spanning over 30 years, Amos has served the organic community through his active participation in the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry and various editorial advisory boards and study sections and beginning in 2012, the ACS governing board for publishing. For the DOC he began volunteering in the 1980’s, assuming different roles on the Executive Committee such as chairing the National Organic Symposium at Montana State University in 1993, and chairing the Executive Committee in 1996. Shortly thereafter, Professor Smith assumed the role of Founding Editor-in-Chief for Organic Letters, a new ACS journal for chemical communications in organic chemistry. Under Professor Smith’s guidance Organic Letters has experienced extraordinary worldwide success and rapidly became a premiere journal for publications in the field.

Smith’s research interests encompass three diverse areas: natural product synthesis, bioorganic chemistry and materials science. To date more than 85 architecturally complex natural products have been prepared in his Laboratory. In addition, Smith, in collaboration with Ralph Hirschmann, has achieved the design and synthesis of non-peptide peptidomimetics of neuropeptideic hormone/transmitters and protease enzyme inhibitors and, also with Stephen Benkovic (Penn State), haptens for the production of catalytic antibodies capable of peptide bond formation. At Monell, in collaboration with Peter Jurs (Penn State), he pioneered the use of computerized pattern recognition techniques for the analysis of primate chemical communication. Collaborative programs at the LRSM include the chemistry and physics of novel liquid crystals and the fullerenes. More recent studies with the late Professor Robin Hochstrasser involve the development of ultrafast photochemical triggers to explore peptide/protein folding.

Amos has been recognized for his contributions to our science by numerous national and international awards including the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award (1991), the ACS Ernest Guenther Award (1993), the ACS Award for Creativity in Organic Chemistry (1997), the Centenary Medal, Royal Society of Chemistry, London, (2002), the Yamada Prize (Tokyo, Japan) (2003), the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon from the Government of Japan (2004), RSC Simonsen Medal (2008), Inaugural Fellow, American Chemical Society (2009), D.Sc. (honoris causa), Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland (2009) and the William H. Nichols Award from the New York Section of the ACS (2014)

Franklin A. Davis – 2012

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Franklin Davis

Professor Davis received his B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1962 having completed undergraduate research studies with Peter S. Wharton and completed his Ph.D. work with Donald C. Dittmer at Syracuse University in 1966. After completing Post-doctoral studies at the University of Texas with Michael J.S. Dewar he began his academic career at Drexel University in 1968. In 1995 he moved to Temple University as Professor of Chemistry and became the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Chemistry in 2009. Professor Davis has been advancing the interests of the members of the Division of Organic Chemistry as a member of the Executive Committee for over twenty four years. Frank served as the first National Program Chair and was instrumental in the development of the first scheduling software for ACS meetings. In 2005 he pioneered and developed the function of Regional Meeting Liaison to encourage organic programming at regional meetings, a position he still holds today. He has also served as Division Chair, Counselor, and on various committees, advisory boards, study sections and editorial boards. Professor Davis is well known for his work in the design and application of sulfinimines (N-sulfinyl imines) to the asymmetric synthesis of amines. Two of these reagents bear his name, the Davis oxaziridine and the Davis sulfinimine. He is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has received numerous awards including the Cope Scholar Award, the Philadelphia John Scott Award, and a fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

Arthur C. Cope Award

Purpose of the Cope Award

To recognize outstanding achievement in the field of organic chemistry, the significance of which has become apparent within the five years preceding the year in which the award will be considered.

 

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The 2017 Cope Scholar Awardees: Pictured: M.G. Finn, Paul J. Hergenrother, Alejandro L. Briseno, Thomas R. Hoye, Mikiko Sodeoka, P. Andrew Evans, Sherry R. Chemler, Guangbin Dong, Kathlyn A. Parker, Christopher D. Vanderwal. See the picture galleries (far left) for additional pictures from Cope Award Symposia.

 

Nature

The award consists of $25,000, a medallion with a presentation box, and a certificate. Reasonable travel expenses to the spring national meeting at which the award will be presented and to the fall national meeting to deliver an award address will be reimbursed. The medallion will be presented during the award address.

An unrestricted grant-in-aid of $150,000 for research in organic chemistry, under the direction of the recipient, designated as an Arthur C. Cope Fund Grant, will be made to any university or nonprofit institution selected by the recipient. A recipient may choose to assign the Arthur C. Cope Fund Grant to an institution for use by others for research or education in organic chemistry.

Establishment

In 1972 the ACS Board of Directors accepted responsibility for administering an award created under the terms of the will of Arthur C. Cope.

Rules of Eligibility

The award will be granted without regard to age or nationality for outstanding achievement in the field of organic chemistry. Application Procedures

Arthur C. Cope (1909-1966)

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Arthur C. Cope

Arthur Clay Cope,was born on June 27, 1909 in Indiana. In 1929 he received the bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Butler University in Indianapolis, then, with the support of a teaching assistantship, moved to the University of Wisconsin for graduate work. His thesis advisor at Wisconsin was S. M. McElvain, whose research program included the synthesis of organic compounds with possible pharmaceutical uses-especially local anesthetics and barbiturates. Cope’s thesis work was completed in 1932. In 1933, he moved to Harvard to work with E. P. Kohler. In 1934, Cope accepted his first academic position, associate in chemistry at Bryn Mawr College. After spending a summer at the University of Illinois as an assistant professor in 1935, he was promoted to the same position at Bryn Mawr and to associate professor in 1938. While at Bryn Mawr, Cope spent some time trying to determine the structure of Grignard reagents by precipitation procedures. Cope eventually directed his attention to developing new synthetic reactions for substituted barbiturates and novel aminoalcohol local anesthetics. More important for organic chemistry as a whole was his discovery of a facile thermal rearrangement from one carbon to another in a three-carbon system of an allyl group. In 1939, Cope’s career was given a boost through his election as secretary of the Organic Division of the American Chemical Society. In 1941 he moved to Columbia University as associate professor, and when World War II started, joined the Office of Scientific Research and Development as technical aide and section chief of Division 9 of the National Research Council. He was responsible for projects ranging from chemical warfare agents and insect repellents to antimalarial drugs and, in 1946, received the Certificate of Merit for his contributions to the war effort. In 1945 he moved to MIT to head the Department of Chemistry, where he began to work on the synthesis of cyclooctatetraene which lead to various project directions including whole new areas of physical organic endeavor. One significant example is “valence tautomerism,” where a compound isomerizes reversibly without intervention of external agents (except heat) by processes in which bonds are broken and made, usually simultaneously. What Cope and his coworkers discovered was the change of 1,3,5­ cyclooctatriene into bicyclo[4.2.0]-2,4-octadiene. One of the last important achievements of Cope’s research program was his ingenious resolution of the optical isomers of trans-cyclooctene and trans-cyclononene.

After the war, Cope began to expand his service to chemistry on the national scene. In 1945, he was appointed to the editorial board of Organic Syntheses and he was the Organic Reactions’ editor-in-chief from 1960 to 1966. He served the American Chemical Society with great distinction: chairman of the Division of Organic Chemistry in 1946; councillor (1950-1951); president of ACS (1961); and chairman of the Board (1959-1960, 1962-1966). Among other accomplishments as an American Chemical Society leader, Arthur Cope had much to do with averting collapse of Chemical Abstracts around 1960, a time when chemical abstracting services were failing. He died suddenly on June 4, 1966 at the age of fifty-six in Washington, D.C., where he had gone for American Chemical Society and National Academy of Sciences business.

For More Information see
The ACS Page on the Cope Award
Biography by Roberts and Sheenan
25 Years of the Cope Award (C&EN, 1999, 77, 33–37)

Technical Achievement Awards (TAOC)

Charge of the Program

The purpose of the Technical Achievements in Organic Chemistry (TAOC) award program is to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of organic chemistry from accomplished, professional chemists holding a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or the equivalent, who are pursuing careers in industrial or government sectors.

Selection of Awardees

Awardees are selected by the TAOC Awards Committee from a pool of candidates usually nominated by their respective employers, and are approved by the Executive Committee of the Division of Organic Chemistry. Nominations are accepted through the online TAOC Nomination Form and must include the following materials: (a) a letter containing the address of the nominator and information written on company letterhead of nomination that presents evidence that illustrates the accomplishments, creativity and independence of the nominee (b) the nominee’s CV (including work address and email) that includes a description of their educational background and experience, and publication and patent record and (c) any other information that documents the special achievements and/or contributions made by the nominee. Seconding letters and copies of selected publications will be considered, but are not necessary.

Events Associated with TAOC Awards

There are two events associated with the TAOC Awards. There is a luncheon for the awardees, typically on Wednesday of the ACS Fall National Meeting. The Awards are typically presented at this luncheon. There is a symposium (half or full day depending on the number of awardees), typically on Wednesday of the ACS Fall National Meeting.

Awardee Responsibilities

Awardees present their recent discoveries in basic or developmental research during 30 minute presentations (time period is flexible depending on number of awardees) at the ACS National Fall Meeting. As an awards symposium, under ACS bylaws there is no question and answer period.

Nominations

We encourage nominators to select candidates who are both excellent scientists and good communicators. To nominate a Bachelor’s/Master’s or equivalent level chemist for a Technical Achievements in Organic Chemistry Award, you would need to complete the online TAOC nomination form-due January 15, 2021.  (Note: Nominators must be members or affiliates of the ACS Organic Division). The form requires a letter describing the nominee’s contributions and the nominee’s curriculum vitae. Additional letters and supporting documents are most welcome, but not essential. Nominees should hold at least a Bachelor Degree (or equivalent), be currently working in chemistry, and should not have received a previous Technical Achievements in Organic Chemistry Award.

Questions may be directed to Ann Buysse via email ann.buysse@corteva.com.

Submittal Process

Nominations are to be submitted as a single PDF file (named using the format: Nominee’sLast Name_First Name_TAOC.pdf i.e. Smith_Jane_TAOC.pdf) through this online formTAOC .

Your PDF file should have the following parts in the following order:

  1. Nomination Letter on Company Letterhead
  2. Nominee’s CV
  3. Supplementary Information (optional)

History

The TAOC was initiated in 1992, and as of 2019, there have been a total of 347 awards. A list of awardees and their affliations can be found HERE.