James S. Panek

Jim Panek

Professor Jim Panek

Degrees and Positions

  • B.Sc. in Chemistry (cum laude), SUNY Buffalo, 1979
  • M.S. in Medicinal Chemistry, Kansas University, 1982
  • Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry, Kansas University, 1984
  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yale University, 1984 – 1986


  • National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University, 1984-86
  • NIH FIRST Award, 1988 – 1993
  • Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals Focused Giving Award, 2001-2003
  • ACS Cope Scholar Award, 2002
  • Samour Family Professor in Organic Chemistry, 2004 –


Research activities in the Panek Group emphasize the area of synthetic organic chemistry, in particular the induction of chirality. The problems under study reflect their general interest in the synthesis of new reagents and development of new reaction methods. Ongoing studies in the area of natural product synthesis generate a complementary research effort. In the synthesis of complex organic molecules, new research methods are employed or developed to carry out the defined objectives. They are also affiliated with the Center for Molecular Discovery.

Samour Family Professor in Organic Chemistry
LSE 905
Phone: 617.353.2484
Fax: 617-353-6466
Office Hours: By appointment
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