George Gokel

Position Department / Business Unit
Professor of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology Department of Molecular Biology & Pharmacology
Institution Disciplines
Washington University School of Medicine
City State / Provence
St. Louis Missouri
Country Website
U.S.A. link


Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, B.S. chemistry, 1968; University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Ph.D. Chemistry with I. K. Ugi, 1971. UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, postdoctoral fellowship with D.J. Cram, 1972-1974.

Career Highlights

  • Professor of Molecular Biology and Pharmacology, Director, Bioorganic Chemistry Program, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110, August 1993-present.
  • Professor of Chemistry, 1985-1993; Associate Chairman for Research, Director of Graduate Studies, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33124, 1985-1992.
  • Professor of Chemistry, 1982-1984; Associate Professor of Chemistry, 1978-1982, Department of Chemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Visiting Professor of Biological Chemistry, Univ. of Maryland Medical School, Baltimore, MD, 1982-83.
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, 1974-1978.
  • Chemist, Central Research Department, E.I. DuPont de Nemours Co., Wilmington, DE 19898, June-August, 1974.


  • Allan C. Davis Medal, Maryland Academy of Sciences: "Maryland's Outstanding Young Scientist, 1979."
  • Leo Schubert Award, Washington Academy of Sciences, "For Outstanding Teaching of Science," 1981.
  • Member, Washington Academy of Sciences, 1981.
  • "Frontiers of Chemistry" lecturer, Case Western Reserve University, November, 1981.
  • McElvain lecturer, University of Wisconsin, March, 1993.
  • "Outstanding Professor," College of Arts and Sciences, University of Miami (Alumni Award), 1993.
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Senior Fellow, 1994.
  • Izatt-Christensen International Award in Macrocyclic Chemistry, 1996.
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1996.
  • Editor, Supramolecular Chemistry, (1992-1999).
  • Editorial advisory board of Chemical Communications, (1998 - present).

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