Nicos A. Petasis
Nicos A. Petasis received his B.S. degree in chemistry from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in Greece, and his Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa, USA. He is currently the Harold E. & Lillian M. Moulton Professor of Chemistry at the University of Southern California, where he is also a Member of the Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute and the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. His work on new methods and strategies for organic synthesis has led to several widely used chemical reactions, including the titanium-mediated carbonyl olefination, and the multicomponent reactions of organoboron compounds with amines and carbonyls. His collaborative research on polyunsaturated lipid mediators has helped elucidate the beneficial roles of omega-3 fatty acids, and led to a number of new anti-inflammatory agents. He has given over 150 invited lectures worldwide and his work led to 2 books, over 130 papers, 115 conference presentations, and 40 patents and patent applications. He has also been a scientific advisor to the pharmaceutical industry, and for 2007-2008 he is the recipient of a worldwide Chemistry Lectureship from Novartis.
Biography Updated on 1 January 2008