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Dr. Gregory Dudley

Eberly Family Distinguished Professor and Department Chair

email: gregory.dudley@mail.wvu.edu

phone: 304-293-3435

campus address:    100 Prospect Street, 222 Clark Hall, West Virginia University, WV, 26506-6045

Biography

Gregory Dudley was born in Chicago and raised in Miami, FL. He graduated from Florida State University with a B.A. in chemistry in 1995. He returned to FSU as an assistant professor in 2002. Prof Dudley was promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure in 2008 and full professor in 2015. In 2016, he became the Eberly Family Distinguished Professor and Chair of the C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry at West Virginia University.

Dr. Dudley received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2000. As a member of Professor Rick L. Danheiser’s research lab, he completed the total synthesis of ascochlorin, a densely functionalized phenol natural product, using a vinylketene-based benzannulation reaction in the key step. He also started a synthetic organic literature review series within the department, and he coordinated the MIT Chemistry Outreach Program, in which graduate students travel to local high schools and perform chemistry demonstrations.

After leaving MIT, Dr. Dudley conducted postdoctoral research under the guidance of Professor Samuel J. Danishefsky in the Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute Cancer Center in New York City; his work culminated in the total synthesis of the complex diterpene guanacastepene A. Dr. Dudley received graduate fellowships from Boehringer-Ingelheim and Bristol-Myers Squibb, a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institutes of Health, and the Roche Award for Excellence in Organic Chemistry.

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, 2000
Advisor: Professor Rick L. Danheiser

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
B.A. in Chemistry, with Honors, 1995
Advisor: Professor Martin A. Schwartz

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, 1994
Advisor: Professor Richard S. Givens

Professional Appointments

West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Chair, C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry, 2016-present
Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, 2016-present

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2015-2016
Associate Chair, Department Curriculum, 2012-2016
Raymond Cottrell Family Professor, 2008-2012
Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry, 2008-2015
Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry, 2002-2008

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Visiting Professor, 2011
Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, New York, NY
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry, 2000-2002
Advisor: Professor Samuel J. Danishefsky

Honors and Awards

Eberly Family Distinguished Professorship, West Virginia University, 2016–present
Syngenta Lecturer, Groupe D’Etudes de Chemie Organique 57, Ascain, France, 2016
CEM Corporation Lecturer, Georgia State University, 2015
Organic Syntheses Lecturer, University of New Hampshire, 2012
FSU Developing Scholar Award, 2010
FSU Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2010
Featured in Florida Trend magazine, Person to Watch, 2010
FSU Research Foundation GAP Award, 2008
Faculty Advisor to Alpha Phi Omega (service fraternity), 2007-present
FSU Innovator Award, 2007 and 2008
Featured in Tallahassee Magazine, The New Establishment, 2006
Thieme Publishers Journal Award, 2006
Time Magazine Person of the Year (co-recipient), 2006
James and Ester King Award (FBRP New Investigator Research Grant), 2005
ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, 2004
Research Corporation Research Innovation Award, 2004
FSU First-Year Assistant Professor Award, 2003
NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2000-2002
Bristol-Myers Squibb Predoctoral Fellowship, 1999-2000
Roche Award for Excellence in Organic Chemistry, 1999
Boehringer-Ingelheim Predoctoral Fellowship, 1997-1998
MIT Chemistry Outreach Fellowship, 1997
Outstanding Undergraduate in Analytical Chemistry, 1995
National Science Foundation Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship, 1994
Teaching Experience
Founder and Faculty Advisor, FSU Chemistry Outreach Program 2004-present
Team Leader, Chempreneurs pilot program 2009
Instructor, General Chemistry 1 (CHM 1045C) 2004-2005, 2007
Instructor, General Organic Chemistry (CHM 2200) 2011-2013
Instructor, Organic Chemistry 1 (CHM 2210) 2010, 2015
Instructor, Organic Chemistry 2 (CHM 2211) 2009
Instructor, Honors Organic Chemistry 1 (CHM 2210) 2007-2008
Instructor, Honors Organic Chemistry 2 (CHM 2211) 2008-2009
Instructor, Advanced Organic Chemistry – Reactions (CHM 5226) 2002-2006
Instructor, Advanced Synthetic Organic Chemistry (CHM 5250) 2014
Instructor, Chemical Reactivity – Bioorthogonal Chemistry (CHM 5555) 2012
Instructor, Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry – Alkynes (CHM 8304J) 2011 (Univ. of Ottawa)

Teaching Experience

Founder and Faculty Advisor, FSU Chemistry Outreach Program 2004-present
Team Leader, Chempreneurs pilot program 2009
Instructor, General Chemistry 1 (CHM 1045C) 2004-2005, 2007
Instructor, General Organic Chemistry (CHM 2200) 2011-2013
Instructor, Organic Chemistry 1 (CHM 2210) 2010, 2015
Instructor, Organic Chemistry 2 (CHM 2211) 2009
Instructor, Honors Organic Chemistry 1 (CHM 2210) 2007-2008
Instructor, Honors Organic Chemistry 2 (CHM 2211) 2008-2009
Instructor, Advanced Organic Chemistry – Reactions (CHM 5226) 2002-2006
Instructor, Advanced Synthetic Organic Chemistry (CHM 5250) 2014
Instructor, Chemical Reactivity – Bioorthogonal Chemistry (CHM 5555) 2012
Instructor, Advanced Topics in Organic Chemistry – Alkynes (CHM 8304J) 2011 (Univ. of Ottawa)

In the News:

Prof Dudley accepts new position at WVU (August 2016)
FSU Researchers Identify “Master Regulator” in Cell Division (March 2015)
Totally Microwave blog comment on our research (October 2014)
Chemistry World feature on our studies in microwave chemistry (September 2014)
C&E News science concentrate on our microwave chemistry (August 2014)
C&E News feature on our studies in microwave chemistry (January 2014)
Chemistry World feature on our studies in microwave chemistry (Feb 2012)
Florida Trend magazine highlight of Prof. Dudley (April 2010)
Tallahassee Democrat article on Chempreneurs (April 2009)
Is Dudley an alkyne Jedi… or New Coke? (August 2008)
FSU feature article on our new chemical reagent (March 2007)
Tallahassee Magazine feature on Professor Dudley (November 2006)
FSU feature article on research in the Dudley Lab (October 2005)

(2014) Watch a series of lectures on selective microwave heating by Prof Dudley:

Introduction: 2-min overview of the three-part series
Part One: Hypothesis, theory, and controversy of selective microwave heating
Part Two: Selective heating of a soluble ionic reagent for a Friedel-Crafts reaction
Part Three: Selective heating of a polar reactant in an aryl-Claisen rearrangement

This video series is best viewed on PC-based computers. Mac users may need to install the MicrosoftSilverlight plug-in, a link for which is available at the site. (Make sure your browser preferences are set to enable this plug-in.) A split-screen provides a synchronized broadcast of a lecture and slide show. Each part runs about 30 min.

(2007) View an early (pre-tenure) research presentation by Professor Dudley

This video seminar is best viewed on PC-based computers. Mac users may need to install the MicrosoftSilverlight plug-in, a link for which is available at the site. (Make sure your browser preferences are set to enable this plug-in.) A split screen provides a synchronized broadcast of a lecture and slide show. The one-hour presentation begins with a 2-3 minute introduction by Professor Igor Alabugin.