George Augustine O'Doherty

West Virginia University, USA

George Augustine O'Doherty is the Woodburn Professor of chemistry at the Eberly College of Arts and Science, West Virginia University. Though he is a native of Ireland, he grew up in Greenfield, Ind, USA, as the child of two organic chemists. Having decided at a young age to go into the family business, he attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he did undergraduate research with Professor Alan R. Cutler. In 1987, he received his B.S. degree. Later that year, he moved to The Ohio State University and began to work on his Ph.D. studies in the labs of Leo A. Paquette. After receiving his Ph.D. degree in 1993, he joined the labs of Professor Barry M. Trost at Stanford University and worked as an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow. In 1995, he moved to the Imperial College, London, and spent a year working as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the labs of Anthony G. M. Barrett. Dr. O’Doherty began his academic career back in the USA where he started a research program interested in the use of asymmetric catalysis for the synthesis of biologically important natural products and carbohydrates. After six years at the University of Minnesota, he moved to West Virginia University where he was promoted to an Associate Professor of chemistry in 2005.

Biography Updated on 2 September 2008

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