E. J. Corey
Sheldon Emory Professor Emeritus
E. J. Corey has been a Professor at Harvard since 1959. He was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1945-1950) and served as a faculty member at the University of Illinois from 1951 to 1959. He is the 1990 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and the recipient of about 70 awards and honorary degrees, including the U.S National Medal of Science, the Japan Prize in Science, and the Priestley Medal of the American Chemical Society. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Science and the U.S National Institute of Medicine. Professor Corey is the author of more than 1000 scientific publications and is one of the most cited authors in science. Among his books are "The Logic of Chemical Synthesis", "Molecules and Medicine", and "Enantioselective Chemical Synthesis". His research spans all areas of the chemistry of carbon compounds, and especially synthetic and biological chemistry.