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    Assistant Professor

    UT Southwestern Medical Center

    Tel (cell): 215-622-3134

    Tel (Office): 214-648-2319

    E-mail: laszlo.kurti@utsouthwestern.edu

    Current Mailing Address:
    Dept. of BioChemistry
    UTSW Medical Center
    5323 Harry Hines Blvd
    Dallas, TX 75390, USA

     

    EDUCATION
    • Postdoctoral Studies – Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2006-2010 with Professor Elias J. Corey)
    • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (2001-2006 with Professor Amos B Smith, III)
    • Masters Degree in Organic Chemistry – University of Missouri, Columbia, MO (2001 with Professor Michael Harmata)
    • Diploma in Chemistry – Lajos Kossuth University (now Univ. of Debrecen), Debrecen, Hungary (1998 with Professor Sándor Antus)
    • Diploma in English Hungarian Technical Translation - Lajos Kossuth University (now Univ. of Debrecen), Debrecen, Hungary (1997)
     
    HONORS, AWARD AND FELLOWSHIPS
    • Best of Physical Sciences and Mathematics in Professional and Scholarly Publishing for Molecules and Medicine written by E.J. Corey, László Kürti and Barbara Czakó, 2008. [This award is given by the American Association of Publishers, Scholarly Publishing Division to acknowledge excellence in book, journal, and digital publishing in all the disciplines represented by professional, scholarly and reference publishing. The awards are open only to members of the AAP / PSP Division. Read more at www.pspcentral.org ]
    • Damon Runyon Cancer Fellowship – Awarded by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation – June, 2007
    • Outstanding Academic Title designation By Choice Magazine for Strategic Applications of Named Reactions in Organic Synthesis written by László Kürti and Barbara Czakó. [This designation is given only to 10% of over 7000 titles for their excellence in scholarship and presentation, the significance of their contribution to their field and their value.] – February, 2007
    • Dean’s Teaching Award – UPENN – April, 2006
    • Award for Excellence in Professional and Scholarly Publishing for Strategic Applications of Named Reactions in Organic Synthesis written by László Kürti and Barbara Czakó. [This award is given by the American Association of Publishers Scholarly Publishing Division to acknowledge excellence in book, journal, and digital publishing in all the disciplines represented by professional, scholarly and reference publishing. The awards are open only to members of the AAP / PSP Division. Read more at www.pspcentral.org] – February, 2006
    • Dean’s Scholar Award – UPENN – March, 2004
    • Eli Lilly Graduate Fellowship – by Eli Lilly and Company (2003-2004)
    • Department of Chemistry Teaching Award University of Pennsylvania – April, 2003
    • Department of Chemistry Teaching Commendation – University of Pennsylvania – April, 2002
    • Excellence in Organic Chemistry Award – by the Chemistry Department of the University of Pennsylvania – April, 2002
    • Ahmed Zewail Graduate Fellowship – by the Chemistry Department of the University of Pennsylvania (2001-2002)
    • Stevens Fellowship – Summer Research Fellowship of the University of Missouri-Columbia – Summer of 1996 and 1997
    • Supplementary Grant for Graduate Studies in the United States – by the George Soros Foundation in Hungary – 1998
    • Outstanding Achievement in Science Award – by Lajos Kossuth University in Debrecen; Hungary – June, 1998
    • Pro Regione Fellowship – by Lajos Kossuth University in Debrecen, Hungary (1997-1998)
    • Fellowship of the Republic – by the Government of Hungary (1997-1998)
     
    TEACHING, MENTORSHIP AND LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
    • Webmaster at Harvard University to design and build a data-driven site for Professor Corey’s 80th birthday (http://ejcorey.com, 2007-2008).
    • Coordinator of the Organic Chemistry Workshop Program at the University of Pennsylvania (2002-2006)
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Pennsylvania (2001-2006)
    • Webmaster at the University of Pennsylvania for the Smith group (2003-2006)
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Missouri-Columbia (1998-2001)
    • UndergraduateTeaching Assistant at Lajos Kossuth University (now University of Debrecen, 1996-1998)