Vol 6. Issue 8 / March 6, 2006


Baran Wins Sloan Research Fellowship
Assistant Professor Phil Baran of The Scripps Research Institute has been selected to receive the Sloan Research Fellowship.

"The Sloan Research Fellowships were created by Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. in 1955 to provide crucial and flexible funds to outstanding researchers early in their academic careers," said Ralph E. Gomory, president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. "Through the years, these fellowships have helped the research careers of their recipients, and we are very proud to be associated with their achievements."

Baran's research explores new avenues for the efficient and practical construction of organic molecules, both naturally occurring and man-made, by pursuing longstanding synthetic challenges and by designing methods of broad utility. Baran also recently received the Bristol-Myers Squibb Unrestricted Freedom to Discover Grant (2006 - 2010), National Science Foundation CAREER award (2006 - 2010), Eli Lilly Young Investigator Award (2005 - 2006), AstraZeneca Excellence in Chemistry Award (2005), DuPont Young Professor Award (2005), Roche Excellence in Chemistry Award (2005), Amgen Young Investigator Award (2005), Searle Scholar Award (2005), and the GlaxoSmithKline Chemistry Scholar
Award (2005 - 2006).


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