What a wonderful honor it has been to be a Janssen Prize winner. It is a recognition I will cherish throughout my career.
Dale Boger received his B.Sc. in chemistry from the University of Kansas (1975, with highest distinction and honors in chemistry) and Ph.D. in chemistry from Harvard University (1980) under the direction of E. J. Corey and supported by an NSF fellowship. He returned to the University of Kansas as a member of the faculty in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry (1979-1985), moved to the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University (1985-1991), and joined the faculty in the newly created Department of Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute (1991-present) as the Richard and Alice Cramer Professor of Chemistry. Since 2012, he has served as the Chairman for the Department of Chemistry. Professor Boger is internationally recognized for his work in organic synthesis, natural products total synthesis and their biological evaluation, synthetic methodology development, and medicinal chemistry, and has made seminal contributions to improving the glycopeptide antibiotics and the understanding of DNA-drug interactions of naturally occurring antitumor-antibiotics. Dale Boger is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, a member of the National Academy of Inventors, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and among the inaugural recipients of the Searle Scholars Award.