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Shauna Paradine receives 2023 Eili Lilly Grant

February 21, 2024

Headshot of Professor Paradine.

Congratulations to Shauna Paradine for being a recipient of the 2023 ACC Lilly Grantee Award! The Eli Lilly Grantee program was established in 1965 to support emerging young leaders in organic chemistry and is the longest running grant program in the pharmaceutical industry. Grantees are selected on the basis of innovative and creative research and potential for impact of their research on the pharmaceutical industry. The award, given to 2 or 3 investigators each year, comes with a two-year $100,000 unrestricted research grant.

Previously, Professor Paradine was recognized with the Thieme Chemistry Journals Award in 2020, and the NSF CAREER and NIH R35 MIRA in 2023.

“I hope to use the funding from this award to dig into the synthetic applications of our catalytic methods toward constructing interesting and potentially biologically relevant organic scaffolds, and to continue to expand on our methodologies,” Professor Paradine said, “Receiving this recognition itself is exciting, especially when I see the folks who have gotten this award previously. One of my goals for my group’s research has been to develop new reactions to make organic scaffolds that might have an impact on drug discovery, and it’s exciting to get this sort of external validation that we’re looking at interesting chemistry problems.”

Professor Paradine, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, received her BA in chemistry from Albion College in 2008 and her PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as an NSF-GRFP Fellow. In 2015, she conducted training as an NIH postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. She joined the chemistry faculty at University of Rochester in 2018. Her group’s research focuses on advancing novel strategies in transition metal catalysis for the development of novel chemical reactions to construct complex molecular scaffolds.