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Scientific Advisors

Dr. Anthony Barrett
Dr. Barrett is the Sir Derek Barton Professor of Synthesis, Glaxo Professor of Organic Chemistry, and Director of the Wolfson Centre for Organic Chemistry in Medical Science in the Department of Chemistry at Imperial College London. His research group studies the total synthesis of bioactive natural products, heterocyclic compounds, organometallic compounds, macrocyclic ethers and lactones and porphyrazines.

Dr. Alan Cowley
Dr. Cowley holds the Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin. His research group focuses on synthetic main group chemistry.

Dr. Robert Grubbs
Dr. Grubbs is the Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology and the inventor of Grubbs Catalyst™ technology.

Dr. Paul Hanson
Dr. Hanson is a Professor at the University of Kansas. His research program specializes in the development of new synthetic methods for drug discovery and natural product synthesis.

Dr. Marc Snapper
Dr. Snapper is a Professor at Boston College. His research program includes introducing new chemical transformations, building new complex molecules with these new reactions, and using these compounds to study cellular function.

Dr. Brian Stoltz
Dr. Stoltz is the Ethel Wilson Bowles and Robert Bowles Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology. His research group focuses on the development of new strategies for the preparation of complex molecules possessing interesting structural, biological and physical properties.

Dr. Ken Wagener
Dr. Wagener is the George B. Butler Professor of Polymer Chemistry and Director, Center for Macromolecular Science and Engineering at the University of Florida, Gainesville. His research interests include polymer synthesis methodology, novel methods of polymerization, monomer and catalyst structure/reactivity relationships, modeling polymer crystallization behavior, preparing biodegradable materials, and biologically active surfaces. A large part of Dr. Wagener’s work is devoted metathesis reactions, specifically acyclic diene metathesis (ADMET) polymerization.