BRIAN M. LAWRENCE, PH.D.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Division Faculty
- Associate Professor, Chemistry
- Director, Morehouse MakerSpace Exploration Center
Education and Experience
A member of the Morehouse College faculty since 2006, Dr. Brian M. Lawrence draws on his experience as a chemist 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. His pedagogical interests lie in areas that aim to understand what interventions help retain students in STEM pathways that ultimately lead to success in both 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.
Merrill Hall, Room 342
- 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