Jonathan A Ellman, PhD

Prof Chemistry; Pharmacology

Departments & Organizations

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology

Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology


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

PhD Harvard University, Chemistry (1989)
BS MIT, Chemistry (1984)
NSF Postdoctoral Fellow University of California at Berkeley

Honors & Recognition

  • GlaxoSmithKline Chemistry Scholar Award (2010)

  • Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry (2006)

  • Fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science (2006)

  • Scheele AwardSwedish Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2003)

  • Achievement AwardSociety of Biomolecular Screening (2003)

  • Hitchings Award for Drug Design and DiscoveryBurroughs Wellcome Foundation (1993)

  • New Initiatives in Malaria Research AwardBurroughs Wellcome Foundation (1997)

  • Pedler AwardRoyal Society of Chemistry (2010)

  • Arthur C. Cope Scholar AwardAmerican Chemical Society (2000)

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Contact Info

Jonathan A Ellman, PhD
Lab Location
Class of 1954 Chemistry Research Building
275 Prospect Street, Ste 3rd floor

New Haven, CT 06511
Office Locations
Class of 1954 Chemistry Research Building
275 Prospect Street, Ste 330

New Haven, CT 06511
A.K. Watson Hall
51 Prospect Street

New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address
Department of Chemistry225 Prospect Street
PO Box 208107

New Haven, CT 06520-8107

Curriculum Vitae

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