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Amir H. Hoveyda
Patricia and Joseph T. '49 Vanderslice Millennium Professor of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry, Merkert Chemistry Center
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467
Tel: (617) 552-3618; Fax: (617) 552-1442
email: amir.hoveyda@bc.edu; http://www2.bc.edu/amir-hoveyda/


Date of Birth: April 5, 1959


B. A., 1981, Columbia University
Ph. D., 1986, Yale University
Thesis Advisor: Professor Stuart L. Schreiber
Postdoctoral Fellow, 1986-1987 and 1988-1990, Harvard University
Research Advisor: Professor David A. Evans


Pfizer Central Research, Cancer Group, November 1987- May 1988
Assistant Professor, Boston College, June 1990–August 1994
Professor, Boston College, September 1994–August 1998
Patricia and Joseph T.'49 Vanderslice Millennium Professor, September 1998–present

Chairperson of Chemistry Department, Boston College, July 2006–January 2017


R. B. Flint Graduate Fellowship Award, Yale University, 1984
National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health, 1985
Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Cancer Society, 1986
Boston College Distinguished Junior Faculty Award, 1992
National Young Investigator, National Science Foundation, 1992
Eli Lilly Grantee Award, 1992
Junior Faculty Research Award, American Cancer Society, 1993
Pfizer Research Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, 1993
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 1994
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, 1994
Johnson & Johnson Focused Giving Award, 1995
American Chemical Society Cope Scholar Award, 1998
Boston College Distinguished Senior Faculty Research Award, 2000
Novartis Research Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, 2001
ExxonMobil Excellence in Catalysis Award, 2002
Boston College Distinguished Teaching Award, 2002
National Science Foundation Creativity Award, 2004
NIH MERIT Award, 2005

Tishler Prize, Harvard University, 2007

Yamada-Koga Prize, 2010
American Chemical Society Award for Creative Work in Organic Synthesis, 2014
Eni Prize, 2014

Honorary Lectureships & Visiting Professorships

Troiseme Cycle Lectureship, Switzerland, 1996

The Novartis Lectureship Award: Basel, Switzerland, March 1997
The Greater Manchester Lecturer: Manchester, England, May 1999
The Yale-Boehringer-Ingelheim Lecturer: New Haven and Ridgefield, Connecticut, May 2000
Giancarlo Jommi Memorial Lecturer, Societa Chimica Italiana School in Organic Synthesis, Milan, Italy, June 2000
Visiting Professor, Ecole Superieure de Physique et Chimie, Paris, France, September 2000
Merck / SIBIA Distinguished Lecturer, University of California, San Diego, October 2000
Organic Syntheses Lecturer, University of Michigan, October 2000

AstraZeneca Lecturer, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, May 2002
Merck/Frosst Distinguished Lecturer: University of Sherbrooke and Merck/Frosst Canada, Sherbrooke and Montreal, Canada, November 2002
Organic Syntheses Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, March 2003

Pfizer Distinguished Lecturer of the Michigan Chemistry Tour: April 2003
Sidney Archer Lecturer in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, April 2003
David Ginsburg Memorial Lecturer, Technion University, Haifa, Israel, April 2004
Gilead Lecturer of W. S. Johnson Symposium, Stanford University, October 2004

Case Western University Frontiers of Science Lecturer, March 2005
Eli Lilly Lecturer, Harvard University, April 2005

Visiting Professor, Tokyo University of Science, November 2005
Sir Michael and Lady Sobell Lecturer, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, January 2006
Bristol-Meyers Squibb Lecturer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, April 2006
Givaudan-Karrer Professor, University of Zurich, May 2006
Max Tishler Prize Lecturer, Harvard University, May 2007
Merck-Frosst Lecturer, University of British Columbia, Canada, November 2007
Schulich Visiting Professor, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, March 2008
Merck Symposium Lecturer, UC Irvine, September 2008
Wyeth Lecturer, Princeton University, December 2008
Novartis Lecturer, ETH, Zurich, December 2008
Abbott Lecturer, Northwestern University, July 2009
Distinguished Lecturer, Scripps Institute (La Jolla), February 2010
H. C. Brown Lecturer, Purdue University, April 2010
Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania, May 2010
Visiting Professor, University of Strasbourg, May 2010
Conference Le Bel, ISIS, University of Strasbourg, May 2010
Distinguished Boehringer-Ingelheim Lecturer, University of Laval & Boehringer-Ingelheim Montreal, April 2011
Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecturer, MIT, March 2012
Organometallics Lecture, Inaugural Biennial Organometallics Symposium, ACS Meeting, August 2012
AstraZeneca Lecturer of Bristol Synthesis Meeting, University of Bristol, April 2013
Inaugural Graduate Student-Invited Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Delaware, April 2013
Closs Lecture, Univerisity of Chicago, May 2013
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, January 2014–present
Visiting Professor, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Institut Parisien de Chimie Moléculaire, Paris, France, November 2013
Samuel M. McElvain Lecture, University of Wisconsin, Madison, May 2015
Gassman Lectures, University of Minnesota, September 2015
Merck Lecture, University of California, Berkeley, September 2015
Nankai-Asymchem Lecture, Tianjin, China, October 2015
Sigma-Aldrich Lecturer, Duke University, September 2016
Mahler Lecture, University of Texas, Austin, September 2016
Yoshida Lectures, Osaka & Kyoto Universities, November 2016
Organic Synthesis Lecture, University of California, Los Angeles, May 2017
Karl Ziegler Lectures, Max-Planck-Institute für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim, Germany, July 2017
Chute Lectures, Dailhousie University, Halifax, Canada, September 2017
V.J. Shiner Lecture, Indiana University, Bloomington, October 2017
Charles A. Steifvater Lecture, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, October 2017

Professional Associations

Scientific Advisory Board, ChiroTech Inc., 1998-2001
Scientific Consultant, Schering-Plough Research Institute, 1998-2012
Scientific Advisory Board, Triad Therapeutics, 1998-2004
Scientific Advisory Board and Consultant, Materia, 2001-2010
Scientific Consultant, Diversa Inc., 2002-2005
Scientific Consultant, Biogen, Inc., 2004-2007
Scientific Consultant, Tanabe Research Laboratories, 2006-2008
Scientific Consultant, Givaudan Inc., 2006-present
Scientific Consultant, Celgene/Avilomics (formerly Avila), 2010-present
Scientific Advisory Board, Madera BioSciences, 2011-present
Principal Co-Founder, XiMo, Inc., 2010

Editorial Advisory Board, Synthesis, 1998-2008
Editorial Advisory Board, Chemical Communications, 2003-2012