2017 William S. Johnson Symposium

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Professors Michael Jung and Heather Maynard will be recognized at the 32nd annual Johnson Symposium at Stanford University on October 13, 2017.              

Since its inception in 1985, the Johnson Symposium in Organic Chemistry has been held annually at Stanford University to honor the contributions of William S. Johnson, one of the major figures in 20th-century organic chemistry, and to also recognize current and future top scientists in organic chemistry.

The other symposium speakers are Professor Jennifer Doudna from UC Berkeley, Dr. Matthias Beller from the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, and Dr. Carsten Schultz from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory.  

Jung SmallMichael E. Jung is a distinguished professor of organic chemistry at UCLA, the director of the David Geffen School of Medicine Bioscience Synthetic Chemistry Core, and a member of the California NanoSystems Institute. He holds a joint position in the UCLA Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology. He was part of the team that developed the anti-androgen drug enzalutamide (Xtandi), which has been found to be very effective in slowing or stopping the progression of late stage prostate cancer.  In 2016, Jung was appointed the Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship and Innovation of the UCLA Division of Physical Sciences.  

Maynard Small 0Heather D. Maynard is a professor of organic chemistry at UCLA, Director of the Chemistry Biology Interface Training Program, and Associate Director of Technology and Development for the California NanoSystems Institute. She has been selected as an Outstanding Emerging Investigator by the Journal of Materials Chemistry and has received the Amgen New Faculty Award, Seaborg Award, NSF Career Award, Seaborg Award for Outstanding Research, the Hanson-Dow Award for Excellence in Teaching, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and the Herbert Newby Award for Outstanding Research at UCLA. Maynard is an ACS POLY, Leverhulme, Kavli Frontiers, and Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow and was selected to be a member of the 2016-2017 US Defense Science Study Group. 

For registration and poster session information, visit the 2017 Willliam S. Johnson Symposium website.