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Hecht, Sidney

Hecht Lecture

Sidney Hecht was the John W. Mallet Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Biology at the University of Virginia from 1978 until 2008. He is currently the Director of the Center for Bioenergetics in the Biodesign Institute and Professor of Chemistry at Arizona State University. From 1981 to 1987, Dr. Hecht held concurrent appointments first as Vice President, Preclinical Research and Development, and then Vice President, Chemical Research and Development at SmithKline & French Laboratories, where he was appointed a Distinguished Fellow. From 1971 to 1979, he was assistant professor and then associate professor of chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Hecht received his B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Rochester and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois. He serves on the board of directors of Pinnacle Pharmaceuticals, Inc.





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