Department of Chemistry and the College
Mark Levin studies the development and mechanistic elucidation of chemical reactions. In particular, his group is interested in the application of organometallic chemistry and catalysis to advance chemists’ abilities to prepare and derivatize organic compounds with direct relevance to pharmaceutical and medicinal science. The reach of synthetic chemistry in solving societal problems is directly tied to the ability to efficiently prepare any target compound of interest, and the continued development and understanding of the reactions used toward that end ultimately accelerate the pace of scientific advancement.
Levin’s research has been published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, ACS Central Science, Angewandte Chemie, Organic Letters, and Science. He was the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, an Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Scholar Fellowship, the Andrew Dorsey Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University.
He received a BS in chemistry summa cum laude from the University of Rochester and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.
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