Professor Barry Snider selected as American Chemical Society Fellow
Barry Snider, the Charles A. Breskin Professor of Organic Chemistry has been selected as one of the 2011 Fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Founded in 1876, the ACS is the world’s largest scientific society with more than 163,000 members in all fields of chemistry. The ACS Fellows program was created in 2008 to recognize members of the ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession and the society.
Since coming to Brandeis in 1981, Snider has made numerous contributions to organic chemistry including the development of new synthetic methods that lead to alkene functionalization, the conversion of simple readily available double-bond containing compounds such as ethylene and propylene to more complex ones useful for drug synthesis. He has also completed the total synthesis of numerous biologically active natural products that may be useful as pharmaceutical leads.
Snider also served as chair-elect, chair and past chair of the 16,000 member the American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry from 2006-2008.