Ronald Zuckermann, Ph.D.
Curriculum Vitae

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Ronald Zuckermann, Ph.D.
The Molecular Foundry
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Rd., MS 67-5110
Berkeley, CA 94720

(510) 387-9364


1984 - 1989 Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, Dept. of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA  94720.  Advisor: Dr. Peter Schultz.
1980 - 1984 B.S. in Chemistry with honors and distinction, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA  91711.


2013 - present
2011 - present

2008 - 2011

2006 - 2008
2003 - 2005

1996 – 2003
1993 – 1996
1991 – 1993
1989 – 1991
Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY.
Sr. Scientist & Facility Director, Biological Nanostructures Facility,
User Program Senior Advisor, The Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Facility Director, Biological Nanostructures Facility, The Molecular Foundry, LBNL
Lead Scientist, Biological Nanostructures Facility, The Molecular Foundry, LBNL
Research Fellow, Chiron Corp. (currently Novartis)
Director of Bioorganic Chemistry, Chiron Corp.
Associate Director, Bioorganic Chemistry, Chiron Corp.
Senior Scientist, Bioorganic Chemistry, Chiron Corp. Emeryville, CA.
Research Scientist, New Technologies, Protos Corp., Emeryville, CA.
1984 - 1989 Design and synthesis of hybrid sequence-specific ribonucleases (graduate research).  Advisor: Dr. Peter Schultz, University of California, Berkeley.
Summer 1984 Free-radical ring-opening polymerizations: synthesis of new copolymers (Resident Research Program).  Advisor: Dr. Harry Cripps, Central Research and Development Department, E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company, Experimental Station, Wilmington, DE  19898.
1982 - 1984 Synthesis of 2-fluoro-2-alkenes as terminators for biomimetic polyene cyclizations (summer 1982, junior year, and senior thesis project).  Advisor: Dr. G. William Daub, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA  91711.
Summer 1983 Synthesis of retinal analogs: investigation of the cis-trans isomerization of retinal in bacteriorhodopsin (Summer Student Program).  Advisor: Dr. Stanley Seltzer, Dept. of Chemistry, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY  11973.

Editorial Duties

1995 - 2003
1996 - 2004
1998 - 2003

Editorial Board: Molecular Diversity
Editorial Board: Combinatorial Chemistry and High Throughput Screening
Editorial Board: Journal of Combinatorial Chemistry
Reviewer for: Angew. Chemie, J. Org. Chem., JACS,  J. Med Chem., Org. Lett., Biorg. Med. Chem. Lett., Chemistry & Biology, Chem. Comm., Mol. Biosys., Nat. Chem.

Awards & Honors


Dow Distinguished Lecturer, Materials Research Laboratory, UC Santa Barabra
HC Brown Lecturer in Organic Chemistry, Purdue University
LBNL Director's Award for Exceptional Achievement in Outreach
LBNL Director's Award for Exceptional Achievement in Safety
LBNL Outstanding Performance Award
Chiron Research Fellow
University of California Regents Fellowship
Nomination to Sigma Xi Society
Student Award of the American Institute of Chemists Student Research and Recognition Foundation


Research Interests

Protein mimicry using sequence-defined peptoid polymers.
Bridge the materials gap between structural biology and polymer science.
Design, synthesis and folding of bio-inspired polymers.
Methods and technologies for rapid combinatorial discovery.



Born 1962 in California.
Graduated from Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA;  June, 1980.


Available upon request.

Publications & Patents

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