NOBCChE Welcomes Prof. Richmond Sarpong

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January 28, 2022
All Day
Virtual Seminar


Friday, January 28, 1:00 pm  Meet the Speaker (Zoom) & 4:10 pm  Virtual Seminar (Zoom)

Title: A Life in Chemistry Shaped by Diseases and Medicine In Sub-Saharan Africa

Richmond Sarpong is a professor of chemistry at the University of California-Berkeley where he and his group focus on the synthesis of bioactive complex organic molecules, with a particular focus on secondary metabolites that come from marine or terrestrial flora and fauna. He completed his undergraduate studies at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN with Prof. Rebecca C. Hoye and his graduate work was carried out with Prof. Martin Semmelhack at Princeton. He conducted postdoctoral studies at Caltech with Prof. Brian Stoltz.

Richmond’s research group has published over 130 papers and he has received numerous awards in recognition of his dedication to teaching and research including an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, 2016 Noyce Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the Physical Sciences at Berkeley, ACS Cope Scholar Award, NSF Career Award, 2009 UC Berkeley Department of Chemistry teaching award, and many more.

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