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Dr. Marisa C. Kozlowski
Professor of Chemistry
Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry
OFFICE: 4002 IAST
LAB: 4010, 4070 IAST
PHONE: (215) 898-3048
Marisa Kozlowski was born in Hamburg, Germany and raised in the town of Liverpool in upstate New York. She received an A. B. in Chemistry from Cornell University in 1989 and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1994 for work on the rational design of enzyme inhibitors under the direction of Paul Bartlett. After studying asymmetric catalysis in the laboratories of David A. Evans at Harvard University as a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow, she joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in 1997 and currently holds the rank of Professor of Chemistry. The major focus of Professor Kozlowski's research is the development of methods for the design of catalysts. Two clear challenges in the area of asymmetric synthesis are the rapid identification of appropriate catalysts for given processes and the development of the cost-effective catalysts for large-scale applications. Professor Kozlowski's contributions have been recognized by a DuPont Young Investigator Award in 1998, an NSF CAREER Award in 2001, an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the Kahn Award for Distinguished Teaching by an Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, an American Cancer Society Beginning Research Scholar Award in 2002, and an ACS Travel Progress Award in 2007, and the Philadelphia Organic Chemists’ Club Award in 2010. In addition to over 80 independent publications, Professor Kozlowski coauthored with Professor Patrick Walsh the book “Fundamentals of Asymmetric Catalysis", available from University Science Books. She is currently Secretary-Treasurer of the Division of Organic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society, Chair of the American Cancer Society CDD Study Section, and a Penn Fellow.