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Thomas Maimone


Thomas Maimone

University of California, Berkeley, USA - Winner: Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award For Organic Synthesis

Tom Maimone was born and raised in Warsaw, New York. He began his undergraduate studies at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, and after two years, transferred to the University of California, Berkeley where he obtained his B.S. degree with high honors in chemistry in 2004. While at Berkeley, Tom was introduced to undergraduate research in the laboratory of Prof. Dirk Trauner. In the fall of 2005, he began doctoral studies at The Scripps Research Institute under the guidance of Prof. Phil Baran working in the area of natural product synthesis. From 2009-2012 he was an NIH Post-Doctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Prof. Steve Buchwald wherein he worked in the area of palladium-catalyzed carbon-oxygen and carbon-fluorine bond formation. In July of 2012, Tom returned to UC-Berkeley as an Assistant Professor in the department of chemistry. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2018 and Full Professor in 2022. His research interests surround the chemistry and biology of complex natural products.