Richard and Alice Cramer Professor of Chemistry, Scripps Research Institute
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Born in 1953 and raised in Hutchinson, Kansas, Dale Boger received his BSc in Chemistry from the University of Kansas (1975, with highest distinction and honors in chemistry) and PhD in Chemistry from Harvard University (1980) under the direction of E. J. Corey and supported by a NSF fellowship. He returned to the University of Kansas as a member of the faculty in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry (1979-1985), moved to the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University (1985-1991), and joined the faculty in the newly created Department of Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute (1991-present) as the Richard and Alice Cramer Professor of Chemistry. Since 2012, he has served as the Chairman for the Department of Chemistry. Professor Boger is internationally recognized for his work in organic synthesis, heterocyclic chemistry, natural products total synthesis and biological evaluation, synthetic methodology development, and medicinal chemistry, and has made seminal contributions to improving glycopeptide antibiotics and the understanding of DNA-drug interactions of naturally occurring antitumor-antibiotics. He has served as the Editor-in-Chief for Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters since its launch (1990) and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.