Alexander Kornienko was born in the small Arctic town of Vorkuta, Russia, in 1971. He studied polymer chemistry at Mendeleev University in Moscow, Russia, and then moved to USA, where he received his Ph.D. degree in synthetic organic chemistry working with Professor Marc d'Alarcao at Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA, in 1999. After a two-year postdoctoral stay with Professor Stephen Hanessian at the University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada, working on the synthesis of novel aminoglycoside antibiotics, he started his independent career as Assistant Professor of Chemistry at New Mexico Tech in 2001 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2006 and Chemistry Department Chair in 2011. He is now an Associate Professor at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX , USA. His research interests encompass broad areas of synthetic organic and biological and medicinal chemistry. Projects in his laboratory include the development of practical syntheses of natural products and their analogues, discovery of novel synthetic methodology and rational design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of synthetic compound libraries based on natural product scaffolds.
Biography Updated on 28 October 2014