Professor BRIAN M. STOLTZ

Lecture Topic: COMPLEX NATURAL PRODUCTS AS A DRIVING FORCE FOR DISCOVERY IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY












Position: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Professor of Chemistry, February 2007 to Present

Training: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
National Institutes of Health Post-doctoral fellow, January 1998 to July 2000

Education:
Yale University, New Haven , CT
Ph. D. in Organic Chemistry, May 1997
Master of Science Degree in Organic Chemistry, December 1996
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry, May 1993
Bachelor of Arts Degree in German, May 1993
Summa Cum Laude
Ludwig Maximillians University, Munich, Germany
Foreign Guest Student, 1992

Professional and Academic Research Experience:

Professor of Chemistry: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
February 2007 to present
Executive Officer for Chemistry: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
October 2010 to December 2012
Ethel Wilson Bowles and Robert Bowles Professor of Chemistry: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
November 2007 to December 2012
Associate Professor of Chemistry: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
December 2005 to January 2007
Assistant Professor of Chemistry: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
July 2000 to December 2005 -The development of new strategies and tactics for the chemical synthesis of structurally complex molecules.
National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
January 1998 to July 2000 -Developed new methodology for the construction of complex molecules, including the Withanolide class of steroidal natural products, under the direction of Professor E. J. Corey.
Teaching Fellow: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
September 1998 to January 1999 -Assisted the teaching of Chemistry 115, the graduate level synthetic methods course.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Yale University, New Haven, CT
March 1997 to December 1997 -Performed postdoctoral research in the area of natural products total synthesis, specifically the total synthesis of the Multiple Drug Resistance reversing Welwitindolinones, under the direction of Professor J. L. Wood.
Graduate Research Assistant: Yale University, New Haven, CT
November 1993 to May 1997 -Developed concise total syntheses of the protein kinase C inhibitors Staurosporine and K252a, as a graduate student in the group of Professor J. L. Wood.
Residential College Math & Science Tutor: Yale University, New Haven, CT
September 1996 to December 1997 -Tutored Organic and General Chemistry to undergraduate residents of Jonathan Edwards College.
Teaching Assistant: Yale University, New Haven, CT
September 1994 to May 1996 -Assisted in the teaching of graduate level organic synthesis courses.
September 1993 to May 1994-Instructed two sections of undergraduate organic chemistry lab.
Undergraduate Research Assistant: Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
September 1992 to May 1993 -Performed independent undergraduate research in the field of organic synthesis, under the
guidance of Professor J. T. Wood.
Pre-Professional Student Intern: Bayer/ Mobay Pre- Professional Internship, Leverkusen, Germany
June to September 1991-Performed laboratory research in the central research facility of Bayer AG, serving as a research assistant in an organic synthesis group.

Honors and Awards:

-2015 Mukaiyama Award, Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan, September 2014
-2014 John Eisch Lectureship in Organic Synthesis at Binghamton University, November 2014
-International Organic Chemistry Foundation Lectureship Award, Kyoto and Osaka Universities, April 2013
-Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) short term visiting fellowship, April 2013.
-Nankai University Lectureship, Nankai University, Tianjin, China, March 2012
-R. C. Fuson Visiting Professorship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, October 2011
-Caltech Academics and Research Committee (ARC) Professor of the Month, October 2011
-Lester S. Andrews Lecturer, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, May 2011
-Herbert C. Brown Lecturer in Organic Chemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, April 2011
-Ta-shue Chou Lectureship Award, The Ta-shue Chou Foundation in conjunction with the Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, February 2011
-Israel Chemical Society, Honorary Lifetime Member, 2010
-Schulich Visiting Professor Lectureship, Technion-The Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, 2010
-Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award in Organic Chemistry, 2010
-Teva USA Scholar Awardee, 2009-2012
-Givaudan-Karrer Distinguished Visiting Professor, Universit├Ąt Z├╝rich, 2009
-Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences-Chemistry, 2009
-Elias J. Corey Award from the American Chemical Society, 2009
-KAUST Global Research Partnership, Investigator, 2008
-Abbott Laboratories Excellence in Chemistry Award, 2007
-Elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2006
-Indiana University of Pennsylvania College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Alumni Ambassador Award, 2006
-The Associated Students of the California Institute of Technology 30th Annual Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2006
-Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society, 2005
-Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, May 2005
-2005 Bristol-Myers Squibb Freedom to Discover Award-Unrestricted Grant in Synthetic Organic Chemistry
-Tetrahedron Asymmetry Special Issue-Asymmetric Oxidation Guest Editor with Matthias Beller, 2005
-Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE), 2004 (for 2002)
-Novartis Chemistry Lectureship, 2004-2005
-AstraZeneca, Excellence in Chemistry Award, 2004
-Roche, Excellence in Chemistry Award, 2004
-Gerhard Closs Lectureship, University of Chicago, 2004
-Boehringer Ingelheim New Faculty Award, 2004
-Merck Research Laboratories Chemistry Council Research Award, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005
-Eli Lilly Grantee, 2004, 2005
-Inaugural 21st Century of Excellence (COE) Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Tokyo, Japan, Summer 2003
-Research Corporation Cottrell Scholars Award, 2003
-Amgen Young Investigator Award, 2003
-Tetrahedron Symposium-in-Print Guest Editor, 2003: New Synthetic Methods
-Johnson and Johnson Focused Giving Awardee, 2003, 2004 and 2005
-Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 2003-2005
-Pfizer Research Laboratories Creativity in Synthesis Award, 2003 and 2004
-GlaxoSmithKline Chemistry Scholar Award, 2002 and 2003
-Abbott Laboratories New Faculty Award, 2002 and 2003
-Abbott Laboratories Lecturer, Montana State University, 2002
-Thieme Chemistry Journals Award, 2001
-National Science Foundation 2002 CAREER Award, November 2001
-Research Corporation 2002 Research Innovation Award, November 2001
-American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Type G Award, November 2001
-Caltech Graduate Student Council Classroom Teaching Award, June 2001
-Caltech Graduate Student Council Mentoring Award, June 2001
-Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award, July 2000
-National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship, January 1998
-Wolfgang Prize for the outstanding thesis in chemistry, Yale University, May 1997
-American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry Fellow, Fall 1996
-Boehringer Ingelheim Fellow, Yale University, Summer 1996
-Bayer Fellow, Yale University, Spring 1996
-W.R. Grace Fellow, Yale University, Spring 1995
-Miles Fellow, Yale University, Fall 1994 and Fall 1995
-Cooke Teaching Award, Department of Chemistry Yale University, 1993-1994 academic year
-Samuel K. Bushnell Fellowship, Yale University, 1993-1994 academic year
-Summa Cum Laude, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, May 1993
-Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh College Chemistry Award recipient, May 1993
-Indiana University of Pennsylvania Chemistry Department Achievement Award 1989-1993
-McFarland Scholarship, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1990-1991 academic year

Curriculum vitae