Volume 88 Issue 4 | p. 51 | Awards
Issue Date: January 25, 2010

Elias J. Corey Award for Outstanding Original Contribution in Organic Synthesis by a Young Investigator

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Department: ACS News | Collection: Women in Chemistry

Mohammad (Mo) Movassaghi’s work in natural product synthesis has garnered much attention, but it’s his passion for teaching that makes this young scientist really stand out.

An associate professor of chemistry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Movassaghi is developing new synthetic methods and researching the total synthesis of biologically active compounds, especially alkaloids.

“Movassaghi’s very recent discovery of a direct synthesis of pyridine derivatives and his earlier work on the direct synthesis of pyrimidine derivatives . . .

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