Alumnus Phil Baran Receives the NYAS Blavatnik Award

NYU Chemistry alumnus Philip S. Baran is the recipient of a 2016 National Blavatnik Award, presented by the New York Academy of Sciences.  These awards, given to three individuals annually, honor the nation’s most exceptional young scientists and engineers, celebrating their extraordinary achievements and recognizing their outstanding promise.  Each of the three National Laureates receives $250,000—the largest unrestricted cash award given to early-career scientists.  Phil is the 2016 Blavatnik Laureate in Chemistry for his work "transforming organic synthesis for medicinal and industry applications."

Phil earned his bachelor's degree at the New York University Department of Chemistry in 1997.  He conducted research in the laboratory of Professor Emeritus David Schuster, and the two remain friends and colleagues today.  Phil is currently  the Darlene Shiley Chair in Chemistry at Scripps Research Institute, working on environmentally friendly methods of "total synthesis."  He is also an associate editor at the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS).  Read his profile on the NYAS website, to learn more about Phil's accomplishments and his research.  See the NYAS Blavatnik announcement to read about this year's award presentation and all three recipients.  Hearty congratulations to Phil, and to his mentor, David Schuster!

The Baran Labroatory at Scripps

Updated on 12/13/2016