Principal Investigator

Scott K. Silverman

Prof. Scott K. Silverman

Professor of Chemistry
Associate Head of Budget and Operations

Affiliate, Department of Biochemistry

Ph.D. Chemistry, Caltech, 1997
B.S. Chemistry, UCLA, 1991


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Department of Chemistry
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
140 Roger Adams Laboratory, Box 57-5
600 South Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801

Phone: (217) 244-4489


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Brief Biography

Scott K. Silverman was born in 1972 and raised in Los Angeles, California. He received his B.S. degree in chemistry from UCLA in 1991, working with Christopher Foote on photooxygenation mechanisms. He was an NSF and ACS Organic Chemistry predoctoral fellow with Dennis Dougherty at Caltech, studying high-spin organic polyradicals and molecular neurobiology and graduating with a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1997. After postdoctoral research on RNA biochemistry as a Helen Hay Whitney Foundation and American Cancer Society fellow with Thomas Cech at the University of Colorado Boulder, he joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000, where he is currently Professor of Chemistry.