University of California, Riverside

Department of Chemistry




Michael Pirrung
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry


University of Texas, Austin - B.A. in Chemistry (Highest Honors)
University of California, Berkeley - Ph.D. in Organic Chem.
(C.H. Heathcock)
Columbia University - NSF Postdoc. Fellow in Organic Chem. (G. Stork)

Office: 448 Chemical Sciences
Phone O/L: (951) 827-2722/3077
Research Area: Organic Chemistry, Chemical Biology
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Dr. Pirrung is an organic chemist with research in the areas of chemical biology, synthesis, and nucleic acids. He is a pioneer in the field of microarrays, which have important biological applications in genomics. Recent interests have included combinatorial chemistry, focused on solid-phase synthesis and natural products.


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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Department of Chemistry
Chemical Sciences
501 Big Springs Road

Tel: (951) 827-3789 (Chair's Assistant)
Fax: (951) 827-2435 (confidential)