Awards and Honors

  • The University of Wisconsin Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor:  2017
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor at University of Hong Kong: 2016
  • Eli Lilly Open Innovation Drug Discovery Award:  2016
  • Laura and Edward Kremers Endowed Chair in Natural Products Chemistry:  2016 – 2021
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor at RIKEN: 2015
  • The City of Tianjin Ocean-River Friendship Medal of Honor:  2013
  • The 15 Most Prolific Authors for American Chemical Society Journal Organic Letters2013
  • The University of Wisconsin William F. Vilas Associate Award:  2010 – 2012
  • National Thousand Talent Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tianjin University:  2010 – 2013
  • Chair of The 57th Gordon Research Conference on Organic Reactions and Processes:  2010
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor at University of Hong Kong:  2010
  • Raymond A. and Dorothy A. Wilson Visiting Professor at UCLA:  2008
  • American Cancer Society Peer Review Committee on Cancer Drug Development:  2007 – 2011
  • The National Science Foundation Career Development Award:  2001 – 2006
  • The Camille Dreyfus Teacher and Scholar Award:  2001 – 2003
  • The University of Minnesota McKnight Professor of Chemistry:  2001 – 2003
  • R. W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute Faculty Award: 1998 – 2000