May 9, 2005
Eminent chemist to give annual Bunnett Lecture
on Friday, May 13
By Tim Stephens
Larry Overman, distinguished professor of chemistry at UC Irvine,
will give the 2005 Joseph F. Bunnett Research Organic Chemistry
Lecture on Friday, May 13, at 4 p.m. in the University Center
Bhojwani Dining Room. A reception will follow in the alumni
room featuring wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Overman's research interests center on the invention of new
reactions and strategies in organic synthesis and the total
synthesis of natural products and related compounds. Using synthesis
strategies developed largely in his laboratory, Overman's group
has completed total syntheses of more than 90 structurally complex
Overman is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and
the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His scientific awards
include the Arthur C. Cope Award of the American Chemical Society,
the ACS Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry,
the ACS Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, the Yamada Prize, the
Centenary Medal of the Chemical Society of the United Kingdom,
the S. T. Li Prize for Achievements in Science and Technology,
a Senior Scientist Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation,
the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, and Fellowships
from the Alfred P. Sloan and Guggenheim Foundations.
The Bunnett lecture series is hosted by the Department of Chemistry
and Biochemistry in honor of Professor Emeritus Joseph Bunnett.
Additional information is available online at chemistry.ucsc.edu/alumni/events.html.
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