Bruce Lipshutz received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from SUNY Binghamton in 1973. He did his graduate work under the supervision of Professor Harry H. Wasserman at Yale and obtained a PhD degree in 1977. He spent two years at Harvard as a post-doctoral researcher in the group of Nobel Laureate E. J. Corey. Soon after, he accepted a position of Assistant Professor at UCSB rising to the ranks of Professor in 1987. He has received the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship and the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. In 2011 he was awarded Presidential Green Chemistry Award. Bruce is Co-founder of Zymes LLC.