Procter and Gamble Lecture Series
Professor Ronald Breslow
"Polymers as Enzyme Mimics"
In 2004, we were delighted to welcome Professor Ronald Breslow, the S.L. Mitchell Professor of Chemistry and University Professor at Columbia University, who presented his seminar on the topic "Polymers as Enzyme Mimics" on Friday, October 22, 2004, in the Medical School Auditorium. The talk was in two parts, the first as per the title, and the second describing a novel type of anticancer compound. Both topics were quite fascinating and were very well received. Prof. Breslow was gracious enough to meet individually with both faculty and students and, that evening, a banquet was held in his honor at the Beavercreek Golf Club.
Professor Breslow received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Harvard University with R. B. Woodward before undertaking postdoctoral work with Lord Todd at Cambridge University. He is the co-author of approximately 400 publications, and was President of the American Chemical Society in 1996. He has held over 150 named and visiting Professorships and received the 1987Arthur C. Cope Award, the 1990 National Academy of Sciences Award in Chemistry, a 1991 U.S. National Medal of Science, and the 2002 ACS Bader Award in Bioorganic Chemistry.