Prof. Jeffrey Johnson

Jeff Johnson

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Professor Johnson is the A. Ronald Gallant Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  He received his B.S. in chemistry at KU while conducting research in the laboratory of Professor Robert Carlson.  He received his Ph.D. with Professor David Evans at Harvard and joined the faculty at UNC as an Assistant Professor in 2001.  Professor Johnson was promoted to Associate Professor in 2006, Professor in 2010, and has served as Chair of the Department of Chemistry.  His research broadly involves chemical synthesis aimed at discovering new organic transformations, with applications in natural products.  Among his many awards, Professor Johnson has been recognized as an Arthur C. Cope Scholar (2010), Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar (2006), Alfred P. Sloan Fellow (2006-2008), and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award recipient (2003-2008).


B.S. in Chemistry, University of Kansas, 1994
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Harvard University, 1999