Jonathan A Ellman

Prof Chemistry; Pharmacology

Biographical Info

Jon was born and raised near Los Angeles and received his B.S. degree at MIT and his Ph.D. degree from Harvard University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California at Berkeley and subsequently joined the faculty at the same institution. Prior to coming to Yale University, he was Professor in the Department of Chemistry at UC Berkeley and jointly held a faculty position in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at UC San Francisco. He has published more than 225 research articles on the application of chemistry to biomedical research.

Education & Training

MIT (1984)
Harvard University (1989)
NSF Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California at Berkeley

Honors & Recognition

  • GlaxoSmithKline Chemistry Scholar Award
  • Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award
    American Chemical Society (2000)
  • Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry
  • Fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science
  • Scheele Award
    Swedish Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2003)
  • Achievement Award
    Society of Biomolecular Screening (2003)
  • Hitchings Award for Drug Design and Discovery
    Burroughs Wellcome Foundation (1993)
  • New Initiatives in Malaria Research Award
    Burroughs Wellcome Foundation (1997)
  • Pedler Award
    Royal Society of Chemistry (2010)

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