Interview with Steven D. Townsend

This Young Career Focus presents Steven D. Townsend (Vanderbilt University, USA).

Steven Townsend completed his undergraduate education at Oakland University (USA) in 2005. Steve then matriculated to Vanderbilt University (USA) where he completed a PhD working toward the total synthesis of bielschowskysin. He completed his education at Memorial Sloan­Kettering Cancer Center (USA) and Columbia University (USA). Since 2014, Steve has established an independent program at Vanderbilt University where his group leverages organic chemistry to address problems in human health, particularly in the areas of human milk science, antimicrobial agents, and chemotherapeutics. Steve’s team has been honored with several awards, including the Sloan Research Fellowship, the Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award, The David Gin New Investigator Award, the Ruth Kirstein Award for Excellence in Human Milk Science, and the C&E News Talented 12.

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