Higher Education Teaching Award 2017 Winner


Professor Neil Garg
Professor Neil Garg
University of California, Los Angeles

 

Awarded for popularising organic chemistry and his innovations in chemical education

 


About the Winner


Neil Garg received a B.S. in Chemistry from New York University where he did undergraduate research with Professor Marc Walters. During his undergraduate years, he spent several months in Strasbourg, France while conducting research with Professor Mir Wais Hosseini at Université Louis Pasteur as an NSF REU Fellow. 

Garg obtained his Ph.D. in 2005 from Caltech studying under the direction of Professor Brian Stoltz. He then joined Professor Larry Overman's laboratory at the University of California, Irvine as an NIH Postdoctoral Scholar. Garg joined the faculty at UCLA in 2007 and rose to the rank of Full Professor in 2013. His laboratory develops synthetic strategies and methodologies that enable the synthesis of complex bioactive molecules. 

Garg's education honors include the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award, the Eby Award for the Art of Teaching, and the prestigious UCLA Gold Shield Faculty Prize. In 2015, Garg was named California's Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He is currently one of three finalists for the prestigious Robert Foster Cherry Award.


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