BRIAN M. LAWRENCE, PH.D.

Morehouse College

Science, Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics Division Faculty
  • Associate Professor, Chemistry¬†
Education and Experience
A member of the Morehouse College faculty since 2006, Dr. Brian M. Lawrence draws on his experience as an organic chemistry in both academic and industrial research settings to teach courses and promote research in chemistry to both introductory and advanced undergraduates.
Dr. Lawrence received his B.S. Chemistry, with Honors, from the University of California at Berkeley and his A.M./Ph.D. Chemistry from Harvard University. Prior to joining the faculty at Morehouse, he was employed as a Senior Research Scientist at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he spearheaded novel synthetic and purification methods for exploratory therapies targeting drugs to the bone matrix. Lawrence’s pedagogical interests lie in areas that aim to understand what interventions help retain students in STEM pathways that ultimately lead to both success in STEM and STEM careers. Recently, his research has focused on the development of new methods for the modular synthesis of small molecule compounds, including natural products.
Contact:

Email
brian.lawrence@morehouse.edu

Office Location
Merrill Hall, Room 342

Phone
(470) 639-0700

Office Hours
TBD

Courses:

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • STEM Education

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Network for Diversity in Chemical Research Fellow (2015), NSF Center for Selective C-H Functionalization (CCHF), Emory University

  • Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship (2011)

  • Gordon Research Conferences

  • Harvard Graduate Prize Fellowship, for graduate studies, Harvard University

  • Ford Foundation Fellowship, for graduate studies, Ford Foundation

  • Distinguished Student Life Achievement Award, Office of the Chancellor, University of California at Berkeley