Lanny S. Liebeskind


Titles and Roles

Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor, Department of Chemistry
Emory University
Interim Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Emory University
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


Lanny S. Liebeskind, PhD, serves as interim senior vice provost for academic affairs and is a Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Emory University. Dr. Liebeskind has been invited to present numerous lectures at universities, chemical companies, and meetings throughout the world and has published over 160 research papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Liebeskind is a member of the Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Research Program at Winship.


Dr. Liebeskind earned his PhD in 1976 from the University of Rochester. After obtaining his PhD, he completed postdoctoral fellowships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and at Stanford University as a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow.


Dr. Liebeskind's research interests center on the discovery of new reactions and the application of transition metal chemistry to challenging problems in organic synthesis.


Dr. Liebeskind served for over a decade as associate editor of the journal Organometallics published by the American Chemical Society. Dr. Liebeskind was also associate editor of the Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis published by Wiley and an editor of Advances in Metal–Organic Chemistry published by JAI Press.

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Dr. Liebeskind is the recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher–Scholar Award, Alexander von Humbolt Senior Scientist Research Award, Clifford C. Furnas Memorial Award from S.U.N.Y. Buffalo, Herty Award of the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society, and the 2006 Cope Scholar Award of the American Chemical Society. He was elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society in 2015.

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