Editor-in-Chief, Organic Letters
Amos B. Smith, III, is the Rhodes-Thompson Professor of Chemistry as well as Member of the Monell Chemical Senses Center and Associate Director of the Penn Center for Molecular Discovery at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he is both an Honorary Member and Visiting Director of the Kitasato Institute in Tokyo. Dr. Smith's research is dedicated to natural product synthesis, bioorganic chemistry, and materials science. More than 75 architecturally complex natural products have been prepared in his laboratory. Moreover, Dr. Smith, in collaboration with Ralph Hirschmann, pioneered the design and synthesis of non-peptide peptidomimetics of neuropeptideic hormone/transmitters and protease enzyme inhibitors. In collaboration with Peter Jurs, Dr. Smith developed groundbreaking computerized pattern recognition techniques that make it possible to analyze primate chemical communication.
Dr. Smith received his PhD from Rockefeller University. To date, he has co-authored over 575 publications and delivered over 600 invited lectures, including plenary lectures at the National Organic Chemistry Symposium and numerous Gordon Research Conferences. His recent honors and awards include Honorary Membership in the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Royal Society of Chemistry Centenary Medal, Yamada Prize, Fellow of the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences, and Inaugural Fellow of the American Chemical Society.Kolkata, India
Editor, The Journal of Organic Chemistry
C. Dale Poulter is the John A. Widtsoe Distinguished Professor of Chemistry as well as Research Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Utah. He is also Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland. Dr. Poulter examines the interface between organic chemistry and biology, which has enabled him to pioneer the use of genetics and molecular biology to construct bacterial and yeast strains to produce recombinant enzymes. Among his groundbreaking achievements, he established the mechanisms for biosynthesis of the major metabolic intermediates in the isoprenoid biosynthetic pathway. Moreover, in collaboration with Jim Sacchettini, he discovered the isoprenoid fold found in enzymes that catalyze the major carbon-carbon forming reactions in this pathway.
Dr. Poulter earned a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He has been invited to present over 400 lectures, including the Gassman Lectureship, Willsmore Lectureship, and Hirschman Lectureship. Among his many honors, he has received the Ernest Guenther Award and James Flack Norris Award from the American Chemical Society and the Rosenblatt Prize from the University of Utah. A Member of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Poulter has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and American Chemical Society.Kolkata, India
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Carolina studied Chemistry at UCL, graduating in 2005. She converted to law, trained as a barrister and is now working at BLP. She has spent the past few years specialising in construction law, focusing mainly on disputes concerning process plants.University College London (London, UK)
David G. Whitten is Co-Director of the Center for Biomedical Engineering and Professor in the Department of Chemical & Nuclear Engineering and Department of Chemistry at the University of New Mexico. He is internationally recognized as a leading researcher in the field of photochemistry. His research examines various aspects of spectroscopy, molecular assemblies, diagnostics, interfaces, and conjugated polymers and antimicrobials. In particular, Dr. Whitten conducted landmark research on the application of metal complexes to photoinduced electron transfer and photochemical conversion of solar energy.Kolkata, India
Editor-In-Chief (총괄 편집장), Chemical & Engineering News
Dr. A. Maureen Rouhi received B.S. and M.S. degrees in agricultural chemistry from the University of the Philippines, Los Baños, and a Ph.D. from the University of London. Her professional experience includes independent research and teaching in the Philippines and in Iran, scholarly publishing, journalism, and news organization management.
Assistant Director, Editorial Development, Biological Chemistry
Dr. Anirban Mahapatra joined the American Chemical Society in 2007. His key accomplishments include the successful launch of ACS Chemical Neuroscience, ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, and most recently ACS Synthetic Biology. He is currently responsible for the strategic development and management of a portfolio of 14 journals covering biological and medicinal chemistry. He is particularly fascinated by the changing landscape of how scientific information is disseminated. Dr. Mahapatra holds BSc (Honours) and MSc degrees from Midnapore College and Vidyasagar University, respectively. He earned his PhD at The Ohio State University where his scientific contribution on the genetic encoding of the unnatural amino acid, pyrrolysine, resulted in authorships in several research articles. He can be reached at email@example.comKolkata, India