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About Jin-Quan Yu

Jin-Quan Yu

Awards and Honors:

  • Elias J. Corey Award, American Chemical Scociety, 2014
  • Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences, 2013
  • Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2012
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2012
  • Mukaiyama Award, Society of Organic Synthesis, Japan, 2012
  • ACS Cope Scholar Award, 2012
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Award, 2012
  • Novartis Early Career Award in Organic Chemistry, 2011
  • Hirata Memorial Lectureship Medal, Nagoya, 2010
  • Distinguished Faculty Award of Chinese-American Chemistry & Chemical Biology Professors Association, 2009
  • Eli Lilly Grantee Award 2008
  • Amgen Young Investigator's Award 2008
  • Sloan Research Fellowship 2008
  • Journal Award for Synlett & Synthesis 2006
  • Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award 2004
  • Royal Society University Research Fellowship 2003
  • Fellowship of St John's College, University of Cambridge (JRF) 1998
  • Sino-British Scholarship by British Council and Education Ministry of China 1994
  • President Award for Outstanding Students of Chinese Academy of Sciences 1990

Academic Positions:

  • Scripps Research Institute - La Jolla, CA, USA
    • Frank and Bertha Hupp Professor of Chemistry, 2012
    • Professor of Chemistry, 2010 - 2012
    • Associate Professor of Chemistry, 2007 - 2010
  • Brandeis University - Waltham, MA, USA
    • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 2004 - 2007
  • University of Cambridge - Cambridge, UK
    • Royal Society Research Fellow, 2003 - 2004

Education:

  • Harvard University - Cambridge, MA, USA
    Postdoctoral Fellow, supervisor: E.J. Corey
    February 2001 - May 2002

  • University of Cambridge - Cambridge, UK
    Junior Research Fellow (JRF) of St. John's College
    October 1999 - October 2003

  • University of Cambridge - Cambridge, UK
    Ph.D. in Chemistry with Jonathan Spencer
    October 1994 - September 1999

  • Guangzhou Institute of Chemistry - Guangzhou, China
    M.Sc. in Chemistry with S.D. Xiao
    September 1988 - July 1990

  • Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry - Shanghai, China
    Coursework for M.Sc. degree
    September 1987 - July 1988

  • East China Normal University - Shanghai, China
    B.Sc. in Chemistry
    Top 5% of national examination for admission to SIOC
    Supervisors: L.X. Dai and B.Q. Wu
    September 1982 - July 1987

Contact Information:

Prof. Jin-Quan Yu
  The Scripps Research Institute
  BCC372
  10550 North Torrey Pines Road
  La Jolla, CA, 92037

  Tel: 858-784-7942
  Fax: 858-784-7949
  Email: yu200@scripps.edu