Rawal Lab

Viresh Rawal


Chair, Department of Chemistry

University of Chicago, 2015-2018, 2021-present


Professor of Chemistry

University of Chicago, 1999-present


Associate Professor of Chemistry

University of Chicago, 1995-1998


Associate Professor of Chemistry

The Ohio State University, 1994-1995


Assistant Professor of Chemistry

The Ohio State University, 1988-1994



Post-Doctoral Studies, 1986-1988

Professor Gilbert Stork, advisor

Columbia University, New York, NY 10027


Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, 1980-1986                          

Professor Michael P. Cava, advisor

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA  19104


B.S. Chemistry, cum laude, 1976-1980

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT  06268 (Professor Gary A. Epling, Honors Research)



2022, International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry E.C. Taylor Senior Award

2019, Chemical Research Society of India, 2019 CRSI Medal

2015, Japan Society for the Promotions of Science (JSPS) Fellowship

2006-2008, NSF Workshop for Organic Synthesis and Natural Products, Co-organizer

2007, Novartis International Chemistry Lectureship Award

2004, Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

2003, ACS Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award

2002, Troisieme Cycle—Swiss Chemical Society Lectureship Tour

1995-1998, Pfizer Research Award for Synthetic Organic Chemistry, 1995-1998

1995, Merck Young Investigator Award

1994, American Cyanamid Faculty Award

1993-1995, Eli Lilly Grantee Award

1990-1993, American Cancer Society Junior Faculty Research Award

1988, DuPont Young Faculty Award

1983-1985, Dean’s Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania

1981-1985, Rohm and Haas Fellowship and Douty Foundation Fellowship



Journal of Organic Chemistry (2004-07)

Heterocycles (2007-),

Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry (2012-)

Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry (2012-)

Organic Syntheses (2007-2015)

Organic Chemistry Frontiers (2014-)

Tetrahedron & Tetrahedron Letters (2015-)

Volume Editor, Science of Synthesis, “Compounds with All-Carbon Functions”



American Cancer Society, Cancer Drug Development Committee, 2005-2008 (Chair)

Abbott Laboratories (AbbVie), 1999-2016

Scios Inc., Consultant, Scientific Advisory Board, 2005-2006  

National Institutes of Health—Medicinal Chemistry Study Section, 1997, 1999-2003

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