Jason Chen

Organic Synthesis and Chemical Biology


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Jason first became interested in organic chemistry while preparing for the 1996 and 1997 International Chemistry Olympiad competitions. He received A.B. and A.M. degrees in 2001 from Harvard University, where he worked with Matthew D. Shair. After two years as a medicinal chemist at Enanta Pharmaceuticals (Watertown, MA), he joined K. C. Nicolaou’s group at The Scripps Research Institute. In 2008, he completed Ph.D. studies on the total synthesis and biological evaluation of uncialamycin. After postdoctoral research in the Nicolaou group and co-authoring Classics in Total Synthesis III, he joined the faculty in 2011.

Tel: 515-294-7409
E-mail: jschen@iastate.edu