Larry Overman

Professor Overman’s research interests center on the invention of new transformations and strategies in organic synthesis and the total synthesis of natural products and their congeners. Using synthesis strategies developed largely in his laboratory at the University of California, Irvine, his group has completed total syntheses of nearly 100 structurally complex natural products. Professor Overman is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His scientific awards include the Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry and the Arthur C. Cope Award of the American Chemical Society.