Volume 84 Issue 1 | p. 29 | Awards
Issue Date: January 2, 2006

Ernest Guenther Award in the Chemistry of Natural Products

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It was serendipitous that William Fenical ended up as an assistant professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. "It was a big risk in 1973," he says. "It was a job in an oceanographic institute, and I wasn't an oceanographer. A creative man named John Isaacs [then-director of the marine life research group at Scripps] saw that I could open something new, and I never looked . . .

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