Curriculum Vitae


Peter B. Dervan





Address: Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
               California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125

Education
1967
B.S., Chemistry; Boston College
1972
Ph.D., Chemistry; Yale University

Stanford University
1973
National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow

California Institute of Technology
1973
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
1979
Associate Professor of Chemistry
1982
Professor of Chemistry
1988-
Bren Professor of Chemistry
1994-99
Chair, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Awards
1972
Wolfgang Prize for Distinguished Graduate Studies, Yale University
1977
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
1978
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar
1983
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow
1985
ACS Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry
1986
Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, American Chemical Society
1986
Elected member, National Academy of Sciences
1988
Elected member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1988
Harrison Howe Award, American Chemical Society, Rochester Section
1993
Arthur C. Cope Award, American Chemical Society
1993
Willard Gibbs Medal, American Chemical Society, Chicago Section
1994
Nichols Medal, American Chemical Society, New York Section
1996
Maison de la Chimie Foundation Prize, France
1997
Elected member, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences
1998
Remsen Award, American Chemical Society, Baltimore Section
1998
Kirkwood Medal, American Chemical Society, New Haven Section
1999
Alfred Bader Award, American Chemical Society
1999
Max Tishler Prize, Harvard University
1999
Linus Pauling Medal, American Chemical Society, Oregon Portland Puget Sound
1999
Richard C. Tolman Medal, American Chemical Society, So. California Section
2000
Elected member, French Academy of Sciences
2000
Tetrahedron Prize
2002
Elected member, American Philosophical Society
2002
Harvey Prize; Technion, Israel
2004
Elected member, German National Academy of Sciences
2005
Ronald Breslow Award in Biomimetic Chemistry, American Chemical Society
2005
Wilbur Cross Medal, Yale University
2007
2006 National Medal of Science
2009
Frank H. Westheimer Medal, Harvard University
2015
Prelog Medal, ETH Zurich

Honorary Degrees
1997
Boston College, Doctor of Science, honoris causa
2015
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Doctor of Science, honoris causa

Teaching
1980
Associated Students of California Institute of Technology 4th Annual Award for Excellence in Teaching
1981
Associated Students of California Institute of Technology 5th Annual Award for Excellence in Teaching
2007
Associated Students of California Institute of Technology 31st Annual Award for Excellence in Teaching

Foundation, University, Industrial Service
1987-13
Founding member, Scientific Advisory Board, Gilead Sciences
1987-94
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, IGEN
1988-
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Robert A. Welch Foundation
1994-96
Member, Scientific Advisory Council, Abbott Laboratories
1996-98
Chair, Scientific Advisory Council, Abbott Laboratories
1998-11
Member, Board of Directors, Beckman Coulter, Inc.
1999-04
Member, Board of Directors, GeneSoft Pharmaceuticals
2007-08
Member, Yale University Council
2008-
Member, Board of Trustees, Yale University
2013-
Member, Board of Scientific Governors, The Scripps Research Institute
2014-
Member, Board of Directors, Chemical Heritage Foundation
2015-
Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, Robert A. Welch Foundation

Committees and National Service
1985
Member, Advisory Panel for Chemistry of Life Sciences, National Science Foundation
1986-88
Member, Advisory Committee for Chemistry, National Science Foundation
1988-89
Chair, Advisory Committee for Chemistry, National Science Foundation
1988-90
Member, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, NRC
1991-94
Chair, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, NRC
1991-94
Member, Council of the Gordon Research Conferences
1992-94
Member, Advisory Board, Chemical & Engineering News
1994-96
Member, Class I Membership Committee, National Academy of Sciences
1997-99
Member, Nominating Committee, National Academy of Sciences
2005-06
Member, Class I Membership Committee, National Academy of Sciences
2005-08
Member, NIH SBCA Study Section
2012-13
Member, Class I Membership Committee, National Academy of Sciences
2014
Chair, NIH Director's New Innovator Award Review Panel
2014-
Chair, Chemistry Section, National Academy of Sciences

Editorial Boards
1981-85
Advisory Board, The Journal of Organic Chemistry
1984-89
Advisory Board, Chemical Reviews
1986-88
Advisory Board, Nucleic Acids Research
1986-92
Advisory Board, Journal of the American Chemical Society
1987-89
Advisory Board, Accounts of Chemical Research
1989-
Advisory Board, Bioconjugate Chemistry
1991-93
Advisory Board, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
1992-
Advisory Board, Tetrahedron
1993-
Advisory Board, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry
1999-02
Advisory Board, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
1999-
Advisory Board, Angewandte Chemie
2006-
Advisory Board, ACS Chemical Biology

Visiting Professorships
1983
Visiting Professor, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH), Zurich
1987
T. Y. Shen Visiting Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1988
Morris S. Kharasch Visiting Professor, University of Chicago
1989
Alexander Todd Visiting Professor, University of Cambridge, England
1990
Walker-Ames Visiting Professor, University of Washington
1993
Rolf Sammet Visiting Professor, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt
1994
Smets Visiting Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain and Katholiek Universiteit van Leuven, Belgium
1998
Wellcome Visiting Professor in the Basic Medical Sciences, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
2009
EaStCHEM Visiting Professor, University of St. Andrews, Scotland