Professor David R. Williams

Harry G. Day Chair in Chemistry
Academic Family Tree

B.S. Degree St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, 1970 Chemistry

Ph.D. Degree Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1976 Organic Chemistry under George Büchi

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow Harvard University, 1976 to 1978 Organic Chemistry under R.B. Woodward and E.J. Corey

Cottrell Scholar Award, 1980–1982

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, 1983–1987

Merck Faculty Development Award, 1996–1997SOHO Foundation Award (Japan) 1999

Indiana University Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, 2000

Harry G. Day Chair of Chemistry, Indiana University, January 2001

Tracy M. Sonneborn Lecturer Award, January 2002

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, October 2004

Edward Leete Award of the American Chemical Society, August 2005

Indiana University Distinguished Faculty Research Lecturer 2007-2008

Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science 2015

2018 ACS Ernest Guenther Award in the Chemistry of Natural Products, 2018

The Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1982 to 1985 – consultant.

Berlex Corporation, Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, 1986 to 1988 – consultantNIH

Biomedical Research Support Grant Advisory Committee (Indiana

University Research and Graduate Development) Continuous Member, 1986–1988

Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, Illinois, 1987 to 1997 – consultant.

National Institutes of Health Contracts Review Committee, 1987 and 1995

NIH Med Chem B Study Section, December 1988 (special session)

Gliatech, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, 1993 to 1995 – consultant.

Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1994 to 1996 – consultant.

Astra Zeneca R & D, Boston, Massachusetts, 1996 to 2001 – consultant

NitroMed Incorporated, Bedford, Massachusetts, 1997 to present – consultant.

NIH Med Chem A Study Section – 1997 to 2000

Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1999 to 2006 – consultant.

GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 2002 – consultant.

Icagen Incorporated, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 2002 to 2010

NIH NRSA Study Section, February 2002.

American Chemical Society Willard Gibbs Award Juror 2003 to 2008

Canada Research Chairs Program, 2004 to 2011. NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council) of Canada Review Board.

NIH Med Chem A Study Section, October 2004.

NIH SBCA Study Section, February 2005.

Editorial Board, Analytical Chemistry Insights, July 2006 to present

Honorary Editorial Board, Biologics: Targets & Therapy, November 2006 to present

NIH NRSA Study Section, October 2009

NSF Scientific Review Panel – Chemical Synthesis Program, March 2012

American Chemical Society National Awards Committee, 2014 to 2017

Secretary, International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry, 2016 to 2022

Awards Committee, International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry, 2016 to 2022

Co-Chair for the French-American Chemical Society Biannual Meeting (2017 to 2020)

Professional Organizations
The American Chemical Society: Division of Organic Chemistry and Division of Medicinal Chemistry

American Association for the Advancement of Science

International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry

Contact Info

Department of Chemistry
Indiana University
800 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7102

Phone: (812) 855-6629

Fax: (812) 855-8300


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