Ralph Hirschmann inducted into Medicinal Chemistry Hall of Fame! Inductees are recognized for their overall outstanding contribution to medicinal chemistry through a combination of research, teaching and service.


We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jeffrey W. Bode has joined the Chemistry faculty as Associate Professor. Jeff comes to us from the University of California, Santa Barbara where he has established a first-rate program in synthetic organic and bioorganic chemistry. In addition, Dr. Yoko Yamakoshi will also be joining the Penn faculty this year. Yoko's primary appointment will be in the Department of Radiology.


Professor Jeffrey Winkler receives the 2007 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching of Organic Chemistry


Dr. Sally Mallory receives 2007 Dean's Award for Distiguished Teaching by Affiliated Faculty.


Robin Hochstrasser is the 2007 Recipient of ACS Ahmed Zewail Award.The Ahmed Zewail Award in Ultrafast Science and Technology Award is sponsored by the Ahmed Zewail Endowment Fund, established by Newport Corporation. Its purpose is to recognize outstanding and creative contributions to fundamental discoveries or inventions in ultrafast science & technology in areas of physics, chemistry, biology, or related fields.


Christopher B. Murray from the IBM research division has been named a Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He will hold appointments in chemistry in the School of Arts and Sciences and in materials science in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.



Dr. David W. Christianson, the Roy and Diana Vagelos Professor in Chemistry and Chemical Biology has been named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.


Dr. Gary A. Molander, Professor of Organic Chemistry, has been named as a recipient of a 2006 Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching.


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