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Patrick G. Harran

D.J. & J.M. Cram Chair in Organic Chemistry
5505A Molecular Sciences Building
Phone: (310) 825-7048
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Biography

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/Honors

• Herbert Newby McCoy Award, 2016
• 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

Affiliations

• Molecular Biology Institute (University of California, Los Angeles)
• Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (University of California, San Francisco)