Center for Plant Cell Biology


Michael PirrungMichael Pirrung

Distinguished Professor;
UC Presidential Chair

Mailing Address:

Chemical Sciences 1 /448
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521

Phone: 827-2722
Fax: 827-2749
Email: michael.pirrung@ucr.edu



PhD 1980 UC-Berkeley
BA 1976 UT-Austin

College/Division Affiliation:

College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Center/Inst Affiliation(s):

Center for Plant Cell Biology
Stem Cell Center

Areas Of Expertise:

Microarrays; Chemical Genetics

Awards / Honors:

2006 Inventor of the Year Award, European Patent Office
2004 Chemical Pioneer Award, American Institute of Chemists
1996 Fellow, AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science)
1995 Outstanding Young Texas Ex, UT Ex-Students Association
1994-95 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow
1993 Intellectual Property Owners Distinguished Inventor Award
1991 Newcomb Cleveland Prize, American Association for the Advancement of Science
1986-88 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
1985-90 Presidential Young Investigator
1984-86 Eli Lilly Grantee
1982-87 Dreyfus Foundation Award for Newly-Appointed Faculty
1980-81 NSF Postdoctoral Fellow
1978-80 Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellow
1975 Phi Beta Kappa

Research Summary:

Dr. Pirrung is an organic chemist with research in the areas of chemical biology, synthesis, and nucleic acids. He is a pioneer in the field of microarrays, which have important biological applications in genomics. Recent interests have included combinatorial chemistry, focused on solid-phase synthesis and natural products. He is also a practitioner of chemical genomics.

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Selected Publications:

List of publications from HubMed

Lab Personnel:

Huang, Yaodong
Postgraduate Researcher —
Xiong, Dennis
Postgraduate Researcher —

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Center Information

Center for Plant Cell Biology
Botany & Plant Sciences Department
2150 Batchelor Hall

Tel: (951) 827-7177
Fax: (951) 827-5155
E-mail: genomics@ucr.edu