Scott E. Denmark

Scott E. Denmark was born in Lynbrook, New York on 17 June 1953. He obtained an S. B. degree from M.I.T. in 1975 performing research with both Richard H. Holm (ferredoxin analogs) and Daniel S. Kemp (functionalized cyclophanes). His graduate studies were carried out at the ETH-Zürich under the direction of Professor Albert Eschenmoser culminating in a D. Sc. Tech. degree in 1980 (“On the Stereochemistry of the S N’ Reaction”). That same year he began his independent career as assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was promoted to associate professor in 1986, full professor in 1987 and then in 1991 was named the Reynold C. Fuson Professor of Chemistry.

Scott E. Denmark

Teaching Philosophy

Students often ask “What does it mean to earn a Ph. D. degree….how do you know when the work is finished?”. This is an excellent question and one which is open to many interpretations and answers. I have long felt that the primary functions of academic research are the creation of new science and training of new scientists in equal measure. As a neophyte assistant professor, I was single-mindedly focused on the former, but with the maturation of my first classes of graduate students I realized, quite unexpectedly, the importance and joys of the latter.

Today, in my first discussions with prospective graduate students, I explain my vision of the relationship between student (apprentice) and advisor (mentor). It is my belief that students learn best by example and guidance, and therefore, I strive for an intense and interactive relationship with my students. The process of evolving from a novice to an expert in scientific research entails many dimensions and I aspire to help my students navigate these components throughout their stay with me.

In my view, a functioning professional researcher (i.e. Ph. D.) is a self-sufficient scientist who is capable of identifying an interesting problem to study, can design a plan of investigation, has the technical expertise to execute many different kinds of experiments, can interpret their results, formulate reasonable hypotheses, and draw sensible conclusions about the success of the work. This individual is also capable of writing up and orally presenting the work they have completed. To develop these abilities, a student must first become technically proficient, must know the chemical literature in their own research area as well as those tangential to the project, must learn how to decide what the results mean and develop analytical skills to formulate working hypotheses from a large body of empirical data. In time, the student will also learn the distinction between truly innovative research and research that is incremental or derivative. Finally, the student should make an original contribution to science and be able to see opportunities for new studies in creative directions.

The training environment in my laboratories provides students opportunities for direct input and guidance from me in all aspects of the development toward a Ph. D. I have a structured program of interactions with students that ranges from casual conversations in the laboratory to weekly meetings of research progress within three main sub-groups, to monthly research meetings with each individual student. In addition, our weekly full group meetings provide the students an opportunity to present literature topics of interest (see Group Presentations), to do our monthly literature survey of over 30 chemical journals, and to have Total Synthesis competitions in a team environment. In addition, the full group meetings give me an opportunity to present problems of reaction mechanism, synthetic methods and target synthesis.

Students also receive extensive input from me on developing good writing and speaking skills. I edit all required research documents and give students the responsibility of providing the first drafts of manuscripts. Often, I will collaborate with students on writing reviews on the general areas of their research topics. I also work closely with all students in their departmental seminars, in-house presentations, and also talks given at meetings elsewhere.

An open and interactive student/advisor relationship is essential for the successful completion of a Ph. D. degree to be an enjoyable and productive experience.

Awards & Honors
  • Harry and Carol Mosher Award of the Santa Clara Section of the American Chemical Society, 2014
  • Frederic Stanley Kipping Award in Silicon Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 2014
  • ISHC Senior Award in Heterocyclic Chemistry, 2011
  • Honorary Membership to Israel Chemical Society, 2010
  • Fellow, American Chemical Society, 2009 (inaugural year)
  • H. C. Brown Award for Creative Research in Synthetic Methods, American Chemical Society, 2009
  • Robert Robinson Medal and Lectureship, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2009-2010
  • Prelog Medal, ETH-Zürich, Switzerland, 2007
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), 2006
  • Yamada-Koga Prize, Japan Research Foundation for Optically Active Compounds, 2006
  • American Chemical Society Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, 2003
  • Pedler Medal, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2002-2003
  • Reynold C. Fuson Professor of Chemistry, 1991
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1990
  • Alexander Von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, 1990
  • A. C. Cope Scholar Award, American Chemical Society, 1989
  • Stuart Pharmaceuticals Award in Chemistry, ICI Americas, 1987
  • School of Chemical Sciences Teaching Award, University of Illinois, 1986
  • University Scholar, University of Illinois, 1986-1989
  • Procter and Gamble University Exploratory Research Program Award, 1986-1989
  • NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1985-1990
  • A. P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, 1985-1987
  • University of Illinois Center for Advanced Study, Beckman Fellow, Spring 1985
  • Beckman Endowment Research Award, 1983
  • Eli Lilly Research Grantee, 1983

Visiting Professorships/Distinguished Lectureships

  • Zen-ichi Yoshida Lectureship, University of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan, May 20-21, 2016
  • Richard F. Heck Lectureship, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, April 20, 2016
  • Organic Syntheses Lectureship, Duke University, Chapel Hill, NC, April 2, 2015
  • Pfizer Lectureship, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, February 9, 2015
  • 7th European Silicon Days, Berlin, Germany, August 3-8, 2014
  • Connecticut Organic Chemistry Symposium, New Haven, CT, March 21, 2014
  • Richard T. Arnold Lectureship, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, October 11, 2013
  • Oxford Synthesis Symposium, Oxford, UK, July 22-25, 2013
  • Givaudan-Karrer Lectureship, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, May 6-17, 2013
  • 16th Reed Lecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, September 25, 2012
  • Debye Lectures, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, October 31-November 1, 2011
  • Novartis Lectureship in Organic Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, November 17, 2011
  • Syngenta-Ecole Polytechnique Lectureship, Palisseau, France, October 17, 2011
  • Backer Lecture in Organic Chemistry, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, September 12, 2011
  • McRae Lectureship in Organic Chemistry, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, April 1, 2011
  • Murtiashaw Lecturer, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, March 21, 2011
  • Karl Ziegler Lectureship, Max Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim, Germany, May 2010
  • Novartis Lecturer, Boston College, Waltham, MA, September 16, 2009
  • Lemieux Lectureship, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, April 29, 2009
  • BMS Lectureship, Scripps Research Institute, February 13, 2009
  • Abbott Lecturer in Organic Synthesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, May 2008
  • Pfizer Lectureship, York University, York, Canada, May 2008
  • Wyeth Research Lectureship, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, December 2007
  • Dauben Lectureship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, May 2007
  • Ingersoll Lectureship, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, April 2007
  • Eli Lilly Lectureship, Yale University, New Haven, CT, April 4, 2007
  • Felix Serratosa Lectureship, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, January 2007
  • Frontiers in Chemical Research Lectureship, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, November 2006
  • Merck Lectureship, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, October 2006
  • Pfizer Synthetic Organic Lecturer, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, May 2006
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Eli Lilly Grantee Symposium, Indianapolis, IN, March 2006
  • Astra Zeneca Excellence in Chemistry Distinguished Lecturer, Wilmington, DE, October 2005
  • Abbott Lecturer in Organic Synthesis, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, May 2005
  • Opplozer Lecturer, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, October 18, 2004
  • 3me Cycle in Organic Chemistry, Fribourg, Switzerland, October 2004
  • Ireland Lectureship, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, April 2004
  • Dains Lectureship, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, March 2004
  • Gassman Lectures, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, November 2003
  • Merck-Frosst Lecturer, Montreal, Canada, September 2003
  • Bristol-Myers-Squibb Lecturer in Organic Synthesis, Harvard, MA, March 2003
  • Pedler Lectures, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2002-2003
  • Bristol-Myers-Squibb Lecturer in Organic Synthesis, Columbia, NY, May 2001
  • Merck-Frosst Lecturer, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, April 2001
  • Bristol-Myers-Squibb Lecturer in Organic Synthesis, Princeton, NJ, April 2000
  • SFC/Rhone-Poulenc Lecturer, Paris, France, December 1998
  • Novartis Lecturer, Novartis Corp., Basel, Switzerland, May 1998
  • Merck-Frosst Lecturer, Ottawa, Canada, November 1995
  • UCI/Allergan Visiting Professor University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, March 1995
  • Organic Syntheses Lecturer, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, March 1995
  • Chambers Lecturer, Rochester University, Rochester, NY, December 1994
  • Visiting Professor Université Paris-Sud, Paris-Orsay, France, May/June 1994
  • Visiting Professor Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, November 1992
  • 3me Cycle in Organic Chemistry, Geneva, Switzerland, May 1987
Invited Lectures

2016

  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; November 11, 2016
  • New York University, New York, NY; October 7, 2016
  • 7th annual August M. Watanabe Symposium, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; October 8, 2016
  • University of Neuchatel, Neuchatel, Switzerland; June 24, 2016
  • 13th International Conference on the Chemistry of Selenium and Tellurium (ICCST-13) Gifu, Japan; May 23-27, 2016
  • Nagoya University, Nagoya; Japan, May 22, 2016
  • Kyoto University, Kyoto Japan; May 21, 2016
  • Osaka University, Osaka, Japan; May 20, 2016
  • Merck Research Laboratories, West Point, PA; May 10, 2016
  • AnorcQ 13 Symposium, Rouen, France; April 24-27, 2016
  • Richard F. Heck Lectureship, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; April 20, 2016
  • Janssen Research and Development, La Jolla, CA; March 28, 2016
  • Ernst Guenther Symposium, ACS Meeting, San Diego, California; March 14, 2016

2015

  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, October 14, 2015
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China-Royal Society of Chemistry International Symposium on Emerging Frontiers in Organic Synthesis, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China, October 8-10, 2015
  • Organic Reactions and Processes, Gordon Research Conference, Lewiston, ME, July 19-23, 2015
  • Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, Beerse, Belgium, June 19, 2015
  • Challenges in Bioorganic & Organic Chemistry, 16th Tetrahedron Symposium, Berlin, Germany, June 16-19, 2015
  • Great Lakes Regional Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI, May 27, 2015
  • 22nd Lakeland Heterocyclic Symposium, Grasmere, UK, May 7-11, 2015
  • Organic Syntheses Lectureship, Duke University, Chapel Hill, NC, April 2, 2015
  • BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany, February 18, 2015
  • Bayer Pharma, Elberfeld, Germany, February 17, 2015
  • Pfizer Lectureship, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, February 9, 2015
  • Harry and Carol Mosher Award Symposium, Santa Clara, CA, January 29, 2015
  • Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, FL, January 19, 2015

2014

  • Dow Corning, Midland, MI, October, 16, 2014
  • Emerging Frontiers in Synthesis: Transformative Advances in Reagent Based Organic Synthesis, American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA, August 19, 2014
  • 7th European Silicon Days, Berlin, Germany, August 3-8, 2014
  • Merck Research Laboratories, Rahway, NJ, May 15 ,2014
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, April 10-11, 2014
  • Connecticut Organic Chemistry Symposium, New Haven, CT, March 21, 2014
  • Frederick Stanley Kipping Award Symposium, American Chemical Society, Dallas, TX, March 16-20, 2014
  • Zing Asymmetric Synthesis Conference, Malaga, Spain, February 25-28, 2014
  • University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, February 10, 2014
  • Boehringer-Ingelheim, Biberach, Germany, January 23, 2014
  • Technical University, Munich, Germany, January 22, 2014
  • Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany, January 21, 2014

2013

  • Amgen, San Francisco, CA, December 5, 2013
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Institute, New York, NY, November 25, 2013
  • Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL, October 28, 2013
  • Richard T. Arnold Lectureship, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, October 11, 2013
  • Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA, September 27, 2013
  • 3eme Cycle Summer School, Villars, Switzerland, August 12-16, 2013
  • Oxford Synthesis Meeting, Oxford, UK, July 22-25, 2013
  • Givaudan-Karrer Lectureship, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, May 6-17, 2013
  • Bürgenstock Conference on Stereochemistry, Brunnen, Switzerland, April 28-May 2, 2012
  • H.C. Brown Symposium, American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA, April 8, 2013
  • Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, March 25, 2013

2012

  • University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, November 16, 2012
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, October 5, 2012
  • 16th Reed Lecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, September 25, 2012
  • Stereochemistry, Gordon Research Conference, Salve Regina, Newport, RI, July 29-August 3, 2012
  • David Gin Symposium, American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA, March 27, 2012
  • J. F. Norris Symposium, American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA, March 25, 2012

2011

  • Novartis Lectureship in Organic Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, November 17, 2011
  • Debye Lectures, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, October 31-November 1, 2011
  • Syngenta, Stein, Swizterland, October 20, 2011
  • EPSCI, Paris, France, October 19, 2011
  • Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, October 18, 2011
  • Syngenta-Ecole Polytechnique Lectureship, Palisseau, France, October 17, 2011
  • Illinois State University, Bloomington-Normal, IL, September 29, 2011
  • University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, September 14, 2011
  • University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 13, 2011
  • Backer Lecture in Organic Chemistry, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, September 12, 2011
  • International Conference on Heterocyclic Chemistry 23, Glasgow, Scotland, August 2, 2011
  • McGill University, Montreal, Canada, June 10, 2011
  • Canadian Society of Chemistry Meeting, Montreal, Canada, June 9, 2011
  • First Mexican Meeting on Pure and Applied Chemistry, Mexico City, Mexico, May 18, 2011
  • McRae Lectureship in Organic Chemistry, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, April 1, 2011
  • Murtiashaw Lecturer, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, March 21, 2011
  • National University of Singapore, Singapore, January 26, 2011
  • ICES A-STAR, Biopolis, Singapore, January 26, 2011
  • IMRE A-STAR, Biopolis, Singapore, January 25, 2011

2010

  • Pacifichem 2010, Honolulu, HI, December 15-20, 2010
  • Merck, Boston, MA, November 2, 2010
  • Natural Products, Gordon Research Conference, Tilton, NH, July 25-30, 2010
  • Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, June 8, 2010
  • Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, June 7, 2010
  • Karl Ziegler Lectureship, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim, Germany, May 4-5, 2010
  • HC Brown Lectureship, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, April 24, 2010
  • 4th UK Symposium of Physical Organic Chemistry, Bristol, UK, April 14-15, 2010
  • 10th Bristol Synthesis Meeting, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, April 13, 2010
  • University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, April 6-7, 2010
  • Boston University, Boston, MA, March 29, 2010
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, March 2, 2010
  • The 75th Meeting of the Israel Chemical Society, Israel, January 25-26, 2010
  • Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel, January 24, 2010

2009

  • University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, December 4, 2009
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Robert Robinson Lectureship, England, November 1-13, 2009
  • AstraZeneca Excellence in Chemistry Award Symposium, Wilmington, DE, October 14, 2009
  • Novartis Lecturer, Boston College, Waltham, MA, September 16, 2009
  • International Conference on Heterocyclic Chemistry 22, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, August 2-7, 2009
  • Organic Reactions and Processes, Gordon Research Conference, Salve Regina, RI, July 19-24, 2009
  • Lemieux Lectureship, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, April 24, 2009
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, April 13, 2009
  • H. C. Brown Award Symposium, American Chemical Society, Salt Lake City, UT, March 22- 25, 2009
  • BMS Lectureship, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, February 13, 2009
  • University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, January 15, 2009
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, January 14, 2009
  • 1st Global Center of Excellence Symposium, Nagoya, Japan, January 12-13, 2009

2008

  • Boehringer-Ingelheim, Ridgefield, CT, December 12, 2008
  • Gilead Sciences Inc., Foster City, CA, November 13, 2008
  • American Chemical Society Prospective 2008 Symposium on Process Chemistry, Cambridge, MA, September 28-29, 2008
  • Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Princeton, NJ, September 12, 2008
  • BOSS-11, Ghent, Belgium, July 11-17, 2008
  • Abbott Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, May 22, 2008
  • Eli Lilly Lecturer, York University, York, Canada, May 8, 2008
  • University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, May 7, 2008
  • PTC Therapeutics, South Plainfield, NJ, April 17, 2008
  • Franklin Award Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, April 16, 2008
  • Organic Chemistry Day, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, April 5, 2008
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, April 4, 2008

2007

  • Wyeth Research Lecture, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, December 7, 2007
  • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Princeton, NJ, December 7, 2007
  • GlaxoSimthKline, King of Prussia, PA, December 6, 2007
  • Prelog Medal Lectureship, ETH-Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, October 29, 2007
  • Max Planck Institut fur Kohlenforschung, Mühlheim, Germany, October 26, 2007
  • Universität Münster, Münster, Germany, October 25, 2007
  • Gordon Hodson Lecturer, GlaxoSmithKline, Raleigh-Durham, NC, October 5, 2007
  • Tetrahedron Symposium, American Chemical Society, Boston, MA, August 20, 2007
  • International Conference on Heterocyclic Chemistry XX, Sydney, Australia, July 16, 2007
  • Merck Research Laboratories, Chemistry Council Conference, Val David, Quebec, Canada, June 24-28, 2007
  • National Organic Symposium, Raliegh-Durham, NC, June 3-7, 2007
  • Dauben Lectureship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, April 30-May 1, 2007
  • Ingersoll Lectureship, Vanderbilt University, Memphis, TN, April 23, 2007
  • Eli Lilly Lectureship, Yale University, New Haven, CT, April 4, 2007
  • Textbook Classics, History of Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society, Chicago, IL, March 25, 2007
  • Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Tarragona, Spain, January 17, 2007
  • Felix Serratosa Conferences, Autonoma University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, January 15-16, 2007

2006

  • Frontiers in Chemical Research, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, November 13-15, 2006
  • Yamada-Koga Prize Symposium, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, October 27, 2006
  • Merck Lectureship, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, October 20, 2006
  • IASOC, Ischia, Napoli, Italy, September 16-21, 2006
  • Balticum Organicum Syntheticum, Tallinn, Estonia, June 25-29, 2006
  • Stereochemistry, Gordon Research Conference, Salve Regina, RI, June 18-23, 2006
  • Sigma-Aldrich Symposium, Great Lakes Regional American Chemical Society Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, June 1, 2006
  • Bristol-Myers-Squibb, New Brunswick, NJ, May 18, 2006
  • Pfizer Lecturer, University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada, May 17, 2006
  • Bürgenstock Conference on Stereochemistry, Bürgenstock, Switzerland, April 22-28, 2006
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, April 7, 2006
  • EJCorey Award Symposium, American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, March 28, 2006
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, March 13, 2006

2005

  • AstraZeneca Excellence in Chemistry Award Symposium, Wilmington, DE, October 27, 2005
  • MSM/Chiral USA Meeting, Princeton, NJ, July 13, 2005
  • Sanofi-Aventis Visions in Chemistry Symposium, American Chemical Society MARM, May 25, 2005
  • Abbott Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, May 10, 2005
  • 7th Rhodia International Symposium on Process Development Chemistry and Technology, Amelia Island, FL, April 16-20, 2005
  • Merck Laboratories, Rahway, NJ, March 25, 2005
  • 6th Florida Heterocycles Conference, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, February 28, 2005

2004

  • Amgen Co., Thousand Oaks, CA, December 15, 2004
  • UCSD Symposium on Frontiers in Organic Chemistry, December 13, 2004
  • Eliel Symposium, 2004 SERM, Raleigh-Durham, NC, November 10-14, 2004
  • University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, October 22, 2004
  • ETH-Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, October 21, 2004
  • University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland, October 20, 2004
  • University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland, October 19, 2004
  • Oppolzer Lecturer, University of Geneva, Switzerland, October 18, 2004
  • Iowa State University, Ames, IA, October 1, 2004
  • Roche Symposium, Boulder, CO, June 2-4, 2004
  • Catalysis Symposium, Boston College, Chesnut Hill, MA, May 22, 2004
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, May 17, 2004
  • Wageningen Symposium on Organic Chemistry, April 15-16, 2004
  • Ireland Lectureship, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, April 9, 2004
  • American Chemical Society Symposium on the Coordination Chemistry of Enantioselective Catalysis, Anaheim, CA, March 27-30, 2004
  • Cotton Symposium, Texas A&M, College Station, TX, March 26, 2004
  • Dains Lectursehip, University of Kansas, Manhattan, KS, March 19, 2004
  • University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland, January 14, 2004
  • University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, January 13, 2004
  • ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, January 12, 2004

2003

  • Gassman Lectures, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, November 10-12, 2003
  • Aldrich Chemical Co., Milwaukee, WI, October 16-17, 2003
  • Merck Frosst Lectures, Montreal, Canada, September 24-25, 2003
  • Brazilian Organic Synthesis Meeting, Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 24-28, 2003
  • Organic Reactions & Processes, Gordon Research Conference, Bristol, RI, July 20-25, 2003
  • Bristol-Meyers-Squibb, Princeton, NJ, May 30, 2003
  • University of Southampton, Southampton, UK, May 16, 2003
  • University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, May 12, 2003
  • Lakeland Heterocyclic Conference, Grasmere, UK, May 8-11, 2003
  • University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, May 7, 2003
  • Pedler Award Symposium, University College, London, UK, May 6, 2003
  • Aldrich Award Symposium, New Orleans, LA, March 22-26, 2003
  • BMS Symposium, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, March 17, 2003
  • University of Delaware, Newark, DE, March 7, 2003
  • Pharmacia Corporation, Kalamazoo, MI, January 9, 2003

2002

  • UCI Organic Syntheses Symposium, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, December 13, 2002
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, September 25, 2002
  • Green Chemistry, Gordon Research Conference, Oxford, UK, September 8-13, 2002
  • Stereochemistry, Gordon Research Conference, Salve Regina, RI, June 9-14, 2002
  • Penn State University, State College, PA, May 6, 2002
  • New Methodologies in Asymmetric Catalysis Symposium, American Chemical Society, Orlando, FL, April 8, 2002
  • Roche Distinguished Lecturer, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, March 25, 2002
  • Process Chemistry Prospective 2002 Symposium, American Chemical Society, Barcelona, Spain, February 24-27, 2002
  • Mesilla Workshop on Asymmetric Catalysis, Mesilla, NM, February 2-6, 2002

2001

  • Pharmaceutical Discovery Distinguished Lectures in Organic Chemistry Series, Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL, October 25, 2001
  • Merck Laboratories, Rahway, NJ, September 14, 2001
  • Kumada/Corriu Symposium, Kyoto, Japan, July 27-30, 2001
  • Pfizer Summer Chemistry Symposium, Sandwich, UK, July 17, 2001
  • Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference, Montreal, Canada, May 26-30, 2001
  • Pfizer Global Research Symposium, Ann Arbor, MI, May 11, 2001
  • Columbia University, New York, NY, April 30, 2001
  • Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, April 23, 2001
  • DuPont Pharmaceutical and Agricultural Products, Wilmington, DE, March 16, 2001

2000

  • Enantioselective Catalysis Symposium, Pacifichem 2000, Honolulu, HI, December 15-19, 2000
  • Cycloadditions and Annulation Symposium, Pacifichem 2000, Honolulu, HI, December 15-19, 2000
  • R. W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute, San Diego, CA, December 1, 2000
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, October 19, 2000
  • W. S. Johnson Symposium, Stanford, CA, October 6-7, 2000
  • Chiron Corporation, San Francisco, CA, October 5, 2000
  • Royal Society of Chemistry International Symposium, Leeds, UK, September 5-7, 2000
  • Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, April 25, 2000
  • Hoffmann-LaRoche, Nutley, NJ, April 24, 2000
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, April 17, 2000
  • Pharmacia and Upjohn International Symposium, Orlando, FL, March 1, 2000
  • Florida State University, Tallahasee, FL, February 1, 2000
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, January 31, 2000

1999

  • Sloan Kettering Cancer Research Center, New York, NY, November 23, 1999
  • University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, November 8, 1999
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, November 4, 1999
  • Texas A&M, College Station, TX, October 22, 1999
  • Heterocyclic Chemistry, Gordon Research Conference, Henniker, NH, July 12-17, 1999
  • Bristol Myers Squibb, Wallingford, CT, May 7, 1999
  • Boehringer-Ingleheim, Middlebury, CT, May 6, 1999
  • Ontogen Corp., Carlsbad, CA, April 15, 1999
  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA, April 15, 1999
  • University of Texas, Austin, TX, February 26, 1999
  • Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, February 1999

1998

  • University of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France, December 4, 1998
  • University of Lyon, Lyon, France, December 3, 1998
  • Rhone-Poulenc Research Center, Lyon, France, December 2, 1998
  • French Chemical Society, Paris, France, December 1, 1998
  • University of Rennes, Rennes, France, November 30, 1998
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, November 19, 1998
  • Bristol Myers Squibb, New Brunswick, NJ, September 9, 1998
  • Dupont Central Research, Wilmington, DE, September 8, 1998
  • Fifth International Symposium on Carbanion Chemistry (ISCC-5), Sendai, Japan, August 1-5, 1998
  • Reactions and Processes, Gordon Research Conference, Henniker, NH, July 12-17, 1998
  • International Conference on Organic Synthesis, Venice, Italy, June 28-July 3, 1998
  • Glaxo-Wellcome, Verona, Italy, June 25, 1998
  • University of Florence, Florence, Italy, June 23, 1998
  • CNR Bologna, Bologna, Italy, June 22, 1998
  • Summer School in Organic Synthesis, Gargnano, Italy, June 15-19, 1998
  • Aldrich Asymetric Synthesis Symposium, Great Lakes Regional Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, June 1, 1998
  • Novartis Lecturer, Novartis Corp., Horsham, England, May 11, 1998
  • Novartis Lecturer, Novartis Corp., Vienna, Austria, May 8, 1998
  • Novartis Lecturer, Novartis Corp., Basel, Switzerland, May 6, 1998
  • University of Virgina, Charlotte, VA, April 17, 1998
  • University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, April 16, 1998
  • SmithKline Beecham, King of Prussia, PA, March 9, 1998
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, February 27, 1998
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, February 26, 1998

1997

  • Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, Wilmington, MD, December 12, 1997
  • Searle, Skokie, IL, November 17, 1997
  • Abbott Pharmaceutical Division, Chicago, IL, November 5, 1997
  • Satellite Television Seminar, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, October 15, 1997
  • 16th International Congress of Heterocyclic Chemistry, Bozeman MT, August 1997
  • Procter and Gamble, Cincinnati, OH, August 7, 1997
  • National Meeting Academica Sinica, Taichung, Taiwan, June 27, 1997
  • National Tsing Hua University, Taipei, Taiwan, June 25, 1997
  • National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, June 24, 1997
  • National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, June 23, 1997
  • 30th Organosilicon Symposium, London, Ontario, May 30-31, 1997
  • LIGAND Pharmaceuticals, LaJolla, CA, May 8-9, 1997
  • French American Chemical Society Meeting, Tucson, AZ, March 16-21, 1997

1996

  • University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, November 18, 1996
  • LIGAND Pharmaceuticals, La Jolla, CA, October 10, 1996
  • 3me Cycle in Organic Chemistry, Champéry, Switzerland, September 1-6, 1996
  • Australian, National Organic Symposium, Yeppoon, Australia, July 1-5, 1996
  • University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, June 28, 1996
  • CSIRO, Divof Chemicals and Polymers, Melbourne, Australia, June 27, 1996
  • Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, June 25, 1996
  • University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, June 24, 1996
  • University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, June 21, 1996
  • Stereochemistry, Gordon Research Conference, Salve Regina, RI, June 9-14, 1996
  • Schering Plough, Kenilworth, NJ, May 13, 1996
  • University of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, April 26, 1996
  • University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, April 4, 1996
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, April 3, 1996
  • Sendai University, Sendai, Japan, April 2, 1996
  • Sankyo Industries, Tokyo, Japan, April 1, 1996
  • Japan Pharmaceutical Society, Kanazawa, Japan, March 27-29, 1996
  • Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan, March 26, 1996
  • Toyama Prefectural University, Toyama, Japan, March 25, 1996
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, March 20, 1996
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, March 13, 1996

1995

  • Pfizer Central Research, Groton, CT, December 5, 1995
  • Eastman Kodak, Rochester, NY, December 4, 1995
  • Merck Frost, Montreal, CD, November 14, 1995
  • University of Ottawa, Ottawa, CD, November 13, 1995
  • Zeneca Process Development, Hurdsford, England, September 7, 1995
  • University of Leicester, Leicester, England, September 7, 1995
  • Perkin Lecture, Royal Society of Chemistry, Sheffield, UK, September 6-8, 1995
  • Glaxo/Wellcome, Beckenham, England, September 5, 1995
  • Pfizer LTD., Sandwich, England, September 4, 1995
  • OMCOS-8, Santa Barbara, CA, August 7-10, 1995
  • Natural Products, Gordon Research Conference, New England College, Henniker, NH, July 2-7, 1995
  • Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, Mereside, UK, May 11, 1995
  • Liverpool University, Liverpool, UK, May 10, 1995
  • Manchester University, Manchester, UK, May 9, 1995
  • 12th Biennial Lakeland Heterocycles Meeting, Grasmere, England, May 4-8, 1995
  • University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago, IL, April 11, 1995
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, April 6, 1995
  • Organic Syntheses Lectures, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, March 15-16, 1995
  • US/KOSEF Symposium in Organic Synthesis Seoul, National University, Seoul, Korea, January 7-13, 1995

1994

  • Chambers Lectures, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, December 5-9, 1994
  • Merck Research Laboratories, Rahway, NJ, November 18, 1994
  • Bristol Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ, November 17, 1994
  • LIGAND Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA, November 4, 1994
  • ICSF Gif, Gif, France, June 15, 1994
  • Synthelabo, Paris, France, June 13, 1994
  • Université de Rennes, Rennes, France, June 10, 1994
  • Ecole Normal Superior, Paris, France, May 24, 1994
  • Université de Rouen, Rouen, France, May 27, 1994
  • Ecole Polytechnique, Gif-Sur-Yvette, France, June 2, 1994
  • Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, May 31, 1994
  • Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, May 30, 1994
  • NSF/FSU Workshop on Organic Synthesis, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, March 10-12, 1994
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, February 22, 1994
  • IUPAC Meeting on Natural Products, Karachi, Pakistan, January 20-26, 1994

1993

  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, December, 9, 1993
  • American Chemical Society Southeast Regional Section Meeting, Johnson City, TN, October 18, 1993
  • University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, September 10, 1993
  • Reactions and Processes, Gordon Research Conference, New Hampton, NH, July 11-16, 1993
  • Campaign/Carmack Symposium, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, May 26-27, 1993
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, April 15, 1993
  • Bristol-Myers-Squibb, Wallingford, CT, March 25, 1993
  • Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, March 12, 1993
  • Ligand Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, CA, March 11, 1993
  • Parke-Davis, Ann Arbor, MI, February 11, 1993
  • Dupont-Merck, Wilmington, DE, January 28, 1993

1992

  • Ethyl Corporation, Baton Rouge, LA, December 17, 1992
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, December 10, 1992
  • West Virgina University, Morgantown, WV, December 9, 1992
  • Bio-Mega, Montreal, Canada, December 1, 1992
  • Duke University, Chapel Hill, NC, September 25, 1992
  • Glaxo, Raleigh-Durham, NC, September 24, 1992
  • Hoescht-Rousell, Somerville, NJ, September 14, 1992
  • Carbanion Symposium, American Chemical Society, Washington, DC, August 23-27, 1992
  • Stereochemistry, Gordon Research Conference, Salve Regina, RI, June 21-26, 1992
  • American Chemical Society Milwaukee Section, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, June 2-3, 1992
  • Boehringer, Ridgefield, CT, May 20, 1992
  • SUNY Stonybrook, Stonybrook, NY, April 23, 1992
  • University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, April 6, 1992
  • Miami University, Miami, OH, February 6, 1992
  • ETH-Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, January 4-8, 1992

1991

  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, December 12, 1991
  • California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, December 11, 1991
  • University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, November 22, 1991
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, November 21, 1991
  • Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, November 19, 1991
  • Okayama University, Okayama, Japan, November 18, 1991
  • Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, November 16, 1991
  • International Kyoto Organic Chemistry Conference, Kyoto, Japan, November 11-15, 1991
  • Philadelphia Organic Chemists Club, Philadelphia, PA, October 24, 1991
  • SmithKline Beecham, Philadelphia, PA, October 24, 1991
  • Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France, October 5, 1991
  • Universite Paris Sud, Paris, France, October 4, 1991
  • French Chemical Society, Paris, France, October 1-3, 1991
  • Gulf Coast Chemistry Conference, Pensacola, FL, September 19-21, 1991

1990

  • Yale University, New Haven, CT, November 14, 1990
  • Universität Basel, Basel, Switzerland, September 10, 1990
  • Universität Erlangen-Nurnberg, Erlangen, FRG, September 6, 1990
  • 3rd Belgian Organic Synthesis Symposium, Louvain, Belgium, July 16-20, 1990
  • 23rd Reaction Mechanisms Conference, Boulder, CO, June 10-14, 1990
  • Phillips Universität, Marburg, FRG, June 7, 1990
  • Georg-August Universität, Göttingen, FRG, May 21, 1990
  • ETH-Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, April 30, 1990

1989

  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, December 11, 1989
  • University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, November 3, 1989
  • Merck Frosst company, Montreal, Canada, November 2, 1989
  • University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada, November 1, 1989
  • University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, October 16, 1989
  • Cope Scholar Symposium, American Chemical Society, Miami Beach, FL, September 12, 1989
  • Symposium on Carbanion Chemistry, Ottawa, Canada, July 24-26, 1989
  • Organic Symposium, American Chemical Society, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, June 18-23, 1989
  • 1st French-American Chemical Society Meeting, Paris, France, June 4-9, 1989
  • 25th EUCHEM Conference on Stereochemistry, Bürgenstock, Switzerland, April 30-May 6, 1989
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, April 5, 1989
  • University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, March 23, 1989
  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, February 20, 1989

1988

  • American Chemical Society Rochester Local Section, Rochester, NY, November 7, 1988
  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, October 24, 1988
  • NATO Workshop on Lewis Acids, Athens, Greece, October 2-7, 1988
  • Los Angeles Nitroalkene Symposium, American Chemical Society, Los Angeles, CA, September 26-27, 1988
  • Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, July 15, 1988
  • Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, July 14, 1988
  • Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, July 13, 1988
  • Third Nozaki Conference, Sagami Chemical Research Center, Sagami, Japan, July 11-12, 1988
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, July 9, 1988
  • Fuji Film, Kanagawa, Japan, July 8, 1988
  • Shin-etsu Chemical Industry, Inc., Gunma, Japan, July 7, 1988
  • University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, July 6, 1988
  • Hokkaido University, Hokkaido, Japan, July 4, 1988
  • Depaw University, Greencastle, IN, April 28, 1988
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, April 6, 1988
  • McNeil Laboratories, Springhouse, PA, March 4, 1988
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, February 25, 1988
  • Stuart Pharmaceuticals, Wilmington, DE, January 26-27, 1988

1987

  • Ciba Geigy, Summit, NJ, November 25, 1987
  • University of Guelph-Waterloo, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, November 20, 1987
  • Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, November 10, 1987
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, October 15, 1987
  • “State of the Art” Symposium, American Chemical Society, New Orleans, LA, September 1, 1987
  • University of Konstanz, Konstanz, West Germany, June 3, 1987
  • Phillips-Universität, Marburg, West Germany, June 1, 1987
  • University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, May 27, 1987
  • University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland, May 25-26, 1987
  • University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, May 21-22, 1987
  • Ciba-Geigy Corporation, Basle, Switzerland, May 19, 1987
  • ETH-Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, May 18, 1987
  • Nutrasweet, Chicago, IL, May 4, 1987
  • University of Missouri, Columbus, MO, April 24, 1987
  • Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, March 16, 1987
  • American Chemical Society Cincinnati Local Section, Cincinnati, OH, March 12, 1987
  • Columbia University, New York, NY, March 5, 1987
  • Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, February 23, 1987
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, January 29, 1987

1986

  • Emory University, Atlanta, GA, December 2, 1986
  • University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, PR, November 21, 1986
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, November 12, 1986
  • University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, November 4, 1986
  • EIduPont de Nemours Company, Wilmington, DE, October 17, 1986
  • Hoffmann LaRoche Inc., Nutley, NJ, October 16, 1986
  • GDSearle & Company, Skokie, IL, October 6, 1986
  • Organic Chemistry Symposium, American Chemical Society, Princeton, NJ, September 26, 1986
  • Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL, September 18, 1986
  • American Chemical Society Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting, Baltimore, MD, September 2-4, 1986
  • Reactions and Processes, Gordon Research Conference, July 14-18, 1986
  • Stereochemistry, Gordon Research Conference, June 23-27, 1986
  • Great Lakes Regional Meeting, American Chemical Society, Milwaukee, WI, June 2-4, 1986
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, May 26-June 6, 1986
  • Merck, Sharp and Dohme Company, West Point, PA, April 24, 1986
  • Philadelphia Organic Chemists Club, Philadelphia, PA, April 23, 1986
  • Lederele Laboratories, Pearl River, NY, April 4, 1986
  • Eli Lilly Company, Indianapolis, IN, March 17-18, 1986
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, March 4, 1986
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, February 20, 1986
  • Smith, Kline and French Company, Philadelphia, PA, February 19, 1986
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, February 10, 1986

1985

  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, December 16, 1985
  • University of Texas-Austin, Austin, TX, December 6, 1985
  • Alcon Company, Fort Worth, TX, December 5, 1985
  • Dow Chemical Company, Walnut Creek, CA, December 3, 1985
  • Stanford University, Stanford, CA, December 2, 1985
  • Merck, Sharp and Dohme Company, Rahway, NJ, November 20, 1985
  • Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN, November 12, 1985
  • The Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, MI, November 6, 1985
  • Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, November 1, 1985
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, September 30, 1985
  • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, September 25, 1985
  • Wellcome Research Laboratories, London, England, August 7, 1985
  • Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, August 6, 1985
  • University of Southhampton, Southhampton, England, August 5, 1985
  • University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England, August 1, 1985
  • University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England, July 31, 1985
  • University of Salford, Manchester, England, July 30, 1985
  • ICI Pharmaceuticals, Alderley Park, England, July 29, 1985
  • University of Leicester, Leicester, England, July 26, 1985
  • “Synthesis in Organic Chemistry” Symposium, Oxford, England, July 21-25, 1985
  • Heterocycles, Gordon Research Conference, July 8-12, 1985
  • American Chemical Society Northeast Regional Meeting, New Paltz, NY, June 24, 1985
  • American Chemical Society Central Regional Meeting, Toledo, OH, June 5, 1985
  • Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, May 16, 1985
  • Aldrich Award Symposium, Miami, FL, April 30, 1985
  • University of Colorado-Boulder, Boulder, CO, April 3, 1985
  • Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, April 2, 1985
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, April 1, 1985
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, March 27, 1985
  • Warner Lambert, Ann Arbor, MI, March 26, 1985
  • Eastman Kodak, Rochester, NY, March 21, 1985
  • University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, March 20, 1985
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, March 18, 1985
  • University of Delaware, Wilmington, DE, February 22, 1985
  • Rohm and Haas Company, Philadelphia, PA, February 21, 1985
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, February 18, 1985
  • University of Chicago, Chicago, IL February 15, 1985
  • Procter and Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, January 28, 1985

1984

  • University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, December 4, 1984
  • University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, December 3, 1984
  • Washington University, St. Louis, MO, November 29, 1984
  • Stuart Pharmaceuticals, Wilmington, DE, November 8, 1984
  • Sandoz Company, East Hannover, NJ, November 7, 1984
  • Burlex Company, Cedar Knolls, NJ, November 6, 1984
  • University of Illinois, Chicago Circle, Chicago, IL, June 5, 1984
  • Eli Lilly Company, Indianapolis, IN, May 16, 1984
  • Yale University, New Haven, CT, April 3, 1984
  • Pfizer Company, Groton, CT, April 2, 1984
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, March 20, 1984
  • The Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, MI, February 24, 1984

1983

  • Monsanto Agricultural Products Company, St Louis, MO, December 2, 1983
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, November 14, 1983
  • NSF Workshop on Organic Synthesis and Natural Products Chemistry, Pingree Park, CO, July 20-23, 1983
  • Burroughs-Wellcome Research Laboratories, Research Triangle Park, NC, February 11, 1983
  • The Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, MI, January 14, 1983

1982

  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, November 22, 1982
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, March 9, 1982
Activities

Administrative Activities

  • Undergraduate Awards Committee (1981-1990)
  • Graduate Fellowship Committee (1982-1988)
  • Teaching Evaluations Committee (1985-1990)
  • Dean of Liberal Arts and Science Search Committee (1988)
  • Committee on Staff, Department of Chemistry (1988-1995, 2000-present)
  • Search Committee, Dean LAS (1988-1989)
  • Faculty Advisor, Molecular Spectroscopy Laboratory (1988-1995)
  • Search Committee, Head of Chemistry Department (1989-1990)
  • Service Facilities Committee, (1990-1996)
  • Search Committee, Director, School of Chemical Sciences (1993-1994)
  • NMR Advisory Committee (1995-2003)
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Noyes Lab Space Utilization (Chair, 1999-2003)
  • Staff Committee (2000-2004)
  • Awards Committee (Chair, 2003-present)
  • Service Facilities Committee (Chair, 2004-2014)
  • Department of Chemistry Advisory Committee (2007-2009)
  • Faculty Advisor to the NMR Laboratory (2010-2012)
  • Budget and Operations Officer, Organic Chemistry (1995-2000), (2010-present)
  • Departmental Safety Committee (2012-present)

Other Activities

  • Organic Chemistry Seminar Chairman (1982-1986, 1995)
  • Organic Chemistry Teaching Assignments (1982-1988)
  • Ad Hoc Committee for the Selection of a 200 MHz NMR Spectrometer (1983)
  • Reorganization of Training and Check-out Procedures for Routine 1H NMR Spectrometers
  • Ad Hoc Committee for the Selection of a 300 MHz NMR Spectrometer (1985)
  • Instructional NMR Oversight Committee (1995-1997)
  • Ac Hoc Committee on Space

Professional Activities

  • NSF Workshop on Synthetic Organic and Natural Products Chemistry, Co-Chairman (1987-1989)
  • Executive Committee, Organic Division, American Chemical Society (1989-1992)
  • Cope Scholar Award Canvassing Committee (1992-1994)
  • AAAS Chemistry Section, Electorate Nominating Committee (1998-2001)
  • Gordon Research Conference on Heterocyclic Compounds, Vice Chair, 2000; Chair, 2001
  • ACS Award Selection Committees (assignment confidential)
  • Gordon Research Conference on Stereochemistry, Vice Chair, 2014; Chair, 2016

Professional Societies

  • American Chemical Society (Fellow)
  • Swiss Chemical Society
  • Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow (FRSC)
  • International Society for Heterocyclic Chemistry
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

Editorial Activities

  • International Advisory Board, Perkin Transactions 1 (1992-1994)
  • Editorial Board, Organic Reactions (1994-2003)
  • Editor, Topics in Stereochemistry (1995-2007)
  • Editorial Board, Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Organic Chemistry (1995- 2000)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Accounts of Chemical Research (1997- 2000)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Progress in Heterocyclic Chemistry (1997-2001)
  • Associate Editor, Organic Letters (1998-2004)
  • Guest Editor Thematic Issue “Catalytic Asymmetric Synthesis” in Accounts Chem. Res. 2000, 38(6).
  • Editorial Board, Organic Syntheses, Inc. (2000-2008)
  • Board of Directors, Organic Reactions (2004-present)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Organic Letters (2005-present)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Chemical Communications (2006-2012)
  • Board of Consulting Editors, Tetrahedron (2008-present)
  • Editor in Chief and President, Organic Reactions (2008-present)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Organic Syntheses, Inc. (2008-present)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Chemical Reviews (2010-present)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Organic Chemistry (2011-present)

Consultantships

  • Pharmacia (formerly Upjohn), Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1983-2003
  • Dow Chemical Company, Midland Michigan, 1986-1989
  • LIGAND Pharmaceuticals, La Jolla, California, 1993-1998
  • Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Ridgefield, Connecticut, 2000-present
  • Janssen Pharmaceutical Research Institute, 2001-present
  • Pfizer, Ann Arbor, Michigan; St. Louis, Missouri, 2003-2007
  • Merck Research Laboratories, 2004-2008, 2014-present
  • Milliken Chemical, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 2006-2011
  • Genentech, San Francisco, California, 2008-present
  • PTC Therapeutics, South Plainfield, New Jersey, 2008-present
  • GlaxoSmithKline, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, 2009-2010
  • Coferon, New York, 2011-2013
  • DART Neuroscience, La Jolla, California, 2011-present
  • Fibrogen, San Francisco, California, 2014-present

Scientific Advisory Boards

  • LIGAND Pharmaceuticals, La Jolla, California, 1996-1998
  • The Pharmacia and Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1998-1999