Albert Padwa

Albert Padwa (Emory) has published hundreds of papers on novel synthetic methods and total syntheses of natural products including (currently) the shortest route to strychnine. He made seminal contributions in the development of 1,3-polar cycloadditions and their use in total synthesis as well as developing many novel cascade reactions. He is currently an Associate Editor of The ‘Journal of Organic Chemistry’ and a mountain climber of great distinction.