Issue Date: January 8, 2018
Elias J. Corey Award for Outstanding Original Contribution in Organic Synthesis by a Young Investigator: Seth B. Herzon
Sponsor: Pfizer Endowment Fund
Citation: For bold and creative contributions to the scalable total synthesis of complex natural products and organic methodology.
Current position: professor of chemistry, Yale University
Education: B.S., chemistry, Temple University; Ph.D., chemistry, Harvard University
Herzon on what gets his creative juices flowing: “Talking chemistry with my students. Nearly every success we’ve recorded has come directly from a student or from conversations with them.”
What his colleagues say: “Seth’s research program is simply stunning in terms of demonstrated creativity, capacity to solve truly difficult problems in synthesis, and sheer innovation.”—Phil S. Baran, Scripps Research Institute
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