Robert Robinson Award 2017 Winner


Professor Dale Boger
Professor Dale Boger
The Scripps Research Institute

 

Awarded for ground-breaking studies in natural product synthesis with applications in medicinal chemistry

 


About the Winner


Dale Boger received his B.Sc. in chemistry from the University of Kansas (1975, with highest distinction) and Ph.D. in chemistry from Harvard University (1980) under the direction of E. J. Corey. He returned to the University of Kansas as a member of the faculty in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry (1979-1985), moved to the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University (1985-1991), and joined the faculty in the newly created Department of Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute (1991-present) as the Richard and Alice Cramer Professor of Chemistry. Since 2012, he has served as the Chairman for the Department of Chemistry. 

Professor Boger is internationally recognized for his work in organic synthesis, natural products total synthesis and their biological evaluation, synthetic methodology development, and medicinal chemistry, and has made seminal contributions to improving the glycopeptide antibiotics and the understanding of DNA-drug interactions of naturally occurring antitumor-antibiotics.  


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