Professor David Sarlah has received national recognition with two recent awards: an Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award for 2021, sponsored by the Arthur C. Cope Fund and administered by the American Chemical Society, and a 2020 KYOTO Rising-Star Lectureship Award.
The national A.C. Cope Scholar Awards recognize and encourage excellence in organic chemistry and include $5,000 and a certificate for the winner in addition to a $40,000 unrestricted research grant. And recipients deliver an awards address at the Arthur C. Cope Symposium.
The KYOTO Rising-Star award includes a certificate and an invitation to present an award lecture after the award ceremony at Kyoto University. In addition, the winner gives several additional lectures in a week or so at other universities, including Osaka University, Nagoya University, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Earlier this year, Sarlah was named an American Cancer Society Research Scholar. Professor Sarlah received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Ljubljana in 2006 and his Ph.D. from the Scripps Research Institute in 2011. Following a postdoctoral stay at ETH Zürich, he joined the faculty at Illinois in 2014. His research interests span from the synthesis of complex, biologically active natural products and the related chemical biology to methodology development.