David Sarlah, an assistant professor of chemistry, has received both the Amgen and the 2019 National Organic Symposium (NOS) Young Investigator Awards.
Sarlah is one of four recipients, nationwide, to receive the Amgen Young Investigator’s Award. This award recognizes young researchers’ scientific contributions and commitment to academic excellence that greatly impact the field of organic chemistry. He will receive a cash award for unrestricted research and will be presented with the prize at an awards symposium at a later date.
The NOS is the premier event sponsored by the ACS, Division of Organic Chemistry. The idea of this event is to highlight recent advances in organic chemistry with a schedule that provides for open discussion of the science of organic chemistry. The event will take place June 23–27 and Sarlah will be one of the six Young Investigators awarded. He is receiving the award for his research on organic synthesis and catalysis, with a particular emphasis on new reaction development and total synthesis employing dearomatization reactions.