Phil S. Baran

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Phil S. Baran (born 1977) is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the Scripps Research Institute and Member of the Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology.[1] Baran received his B.S. in chemistry from New York University in 1997, his Ph.D. at The Scripps Research Institute in 2001 in the research group of KC Nicolaou. He did his postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate E. J. Corey at Harvard University.

He is a prolific author, with over 130 published scientific articles and has been the recipient of a number of awards, including the Pure Chemistry (2010), Fresenius (2006), and Nobel Laureate Signature (2003), the Hirata Gold Medal and the Sackler Prize. In 2013, it was announced that Baran was the recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship.[2] He has several patents.

His work is focused on synthesizing complex organic compounds, the development of new reactions,[3] and the development of new reagents.[4]


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