Patrick G. Harran

D.J. & J.M. Cram Chair in Organic Chemistry
5505A Molecular Sciences Building
Phone: (310) 825-6578

Professor Harran received his bachelors degree from Skidmore College in New York. He obtained a Ph.D. from Yale University in 1995 and completed an NIH sponsored postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University in 1997. That fall, he joined the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. In 2005, he was promoted to Full Professor and named the Mar Nell & F Andrew Bell Distinguished Chair in Biochemistry. He joined the faculty at UCLA in July 2008 as the inaugural D.J. & J.M. Cram Chair in Organic Chemistry.


Awards and Honors

Hanson-Dow Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2013
Glenn T. Seaborg Award - Alpha Chi Sigma, 2009
Norman Hackerman Prize of the Robert A. Welch Foundation, 2007
E. Bright Wilson Prize - Harvard University, 2005
Merck Research Laboratories Chemistry Council Award, 2005-2007
Mar Nell and F. Andrew Bell Distinguished Chair, 2005
Pfizer Award for Creativity in Organic Synthesis, 2003
Distinguished Alumni Award, Skidmore College, 2003
Eli Lilly Grantee, 2003-2004
AstraZeneca Excellence in Chemistry Award, 2002
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 2002-2004
National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2000-2004
National Research Service Award, Stanford University, 1995-1997
Bristol-Myers Squibb Research Fellow, Yale University, 1993
American Institute of Chemists Award, Skidmore College, 1990
Highest Departmental Honors in Chemistry, Skidmore College, 1990
One Year Advanced Admission, Skidmore College, 1986


Molecular Biology Institute (University of California, Los Angeles)

Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (University of California, San Francisco)

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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California, Los Angeles
5505A Molecular Sciences Building
607 Charles E.Young Drive, East
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Lab Phone: (310) 825-1512