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MICHAEL C. PIRRUNG

July, 2013
Department of Chemistry, University of California
Riverside, CA 92521-0403

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BIRTH: Cincinnati, Ohio, 1955.

EDUCATION:
University of Texas, Austin, September 1973-December 1975
B.A. in Chemistry with Highest Honors.

University of California, Berkeley, September 1976-June 1980
Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry (with C. H. Heathcock).

Columbia University, 1980-81
NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in Organic Chemistry (with G. Stork).

HONORS:
Phi Beta Kappa, December 1975.

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellow, 1978-80.

Dreyfus Foundation Award for Newly-Appointed Faculty, 1982-87.

Eli Lilly Grantee, 1984-86.

NSF Presidential Young Investigator, 1985-90.

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 1986-88.

AAAS-Newcomb Cleveland Prize, 1991 (best paper in Science).

Intellectual Property Owners Distinguished Inventor Award, 1993.

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow, 1994-95.

Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award, University of Texas Ex-Student's Association, 1995.

Fellow of the AAAS, 1996.

Chemical Pioneer Award, American Institute of Chemists, 2004.

UC Presidential Chair in Chemistry, UC-Riverside, 2004-09.

European Inventor of the Year, 2006.

POSITIONS:
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University, 1981-1989.

Senior Scientist, Affymax Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA, 1989.

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Duke University, 1989-94.

Director, Biotechnology for Business, 1993-.

Professor of Chemistry, Duke University, 1994-2004.

Director, Duke University Program in Biological Chemistry, 1994-2004.

Professor of Chemistry, UC-Riverside, 2004-2012.

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, UC-Riverside, 2012-.

VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS:
UC-Berkeley, 1988 (with P. A. Bartlett).

Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine,
1994-5 (with C. T. Caskey).

Burroughs Wellcome Professor, Dyson Perrins Laboratory, University of Oxford,
1995 (with Sir J. E. Baldwin).

UC-San Diego, 1998.

UC-Irvine, 2002.

Caltech, 2002.

RESEARCH:
Chemical Biology.

EDITORIAL BOARDS:
Journal of Combinatorial Chemistry, 1998-2003.

QSAR and Combinatorial Science, 2002-2009.

Chemistry and Biology, 2004-.

F1000 Research, 2012-.

ADVISORY BOARDS:
Genta, 1993-97.

Affymax Research Institute, 1994-95.

ChromaXome, 1995-9.

Oasis Biosciences, 1998-2002.

Orchid Biosciences, 1997-2003 (President's Fellow, 1999-2003).

Genicon Sciences, 2000-2003.

NimbleGen Systems, 2001-2005.

CONSULTANCIES:
DowElanco, 1985-1992.

Abbott Laboratories, 1991-94.

American Cyanamid, 1992-99.

Affymax Research Institute, 1995-98.

A. M. Pappas & Associates, 1997-2006.

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, 1995-2009.

TOPICS OF PAST RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS:
Photochemistry in organic synthesis, ethylene biosynthesis, rhodium carbenoids, microarray fabrication.

AREAS OF INTEREST:
Organic/Bioorganic Chemistry, Nucleic Acids, Combinatorial Chemistry, Biosynthesis, Photochemistry

SELECT PLENARY/NAMED LECTURES:
ACS Nobel Laureate Signature Award Symposium, Miami, 1985.

Oregon/Oregon State Snow Symposium, Bend, 1986.

ACS Guenther Award Symposium, Boston, 1989.

Pfizer Distinguished Lecturer, Colorado State University, 1993.

Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research, 1995.

Suddath Symposium, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1995.

Round Table, Rhône-Poulenc Rorer, 1996.

ACS N. Alabama Section, Madison Marshall Award Symposium, 1996.

5th Visions in Chemistry Symposium, Rhône-Poulenc Rorer, 1997.

Seminaire Hors-Ville, 3ème Cycle en Chimie, Champéry, 1997.

VII International Meeting, Human Genome Project, Valencia, 2000.

Bayer Seminar, University of Pennsylvania, 2001.

Roche Colorado Distinguished Lecturer, UC-Boulder, 2001.

German Chemical Society, Würzburg, 2001.

Organic Syntheses Lecturer, Wayne State University, 2008.

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