Issue Date: January 4, 2016
Alfred Burger Award In Medicinal Chemistry: Richard D. DiMarchi
Sponsor: Gilead Sciences
Citation: For the discovery of Humalog and the development of Forteo and rGlucagon. He pioneered the field of chemical biotechnology and mixed peptide agonists for the treatment of metabolic diseases.
Current position: Standiford H. Cox Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, and Linda & Jack Gill Chair in Biomolecular Sciences, Indiana University
Education: B.S., chemistry, Florida Atlantic University; Ph.D., biochemistry, Indiana University
DiMarchi on his biggest research challenge:“The overwhelming perspective that macromolecules were not . . .
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