Photograph of Jonathan S. Lindsey, 2017
Jonathan S. Lindsey received his B.S. Degree (with Distinction and Honors) in Chemistry from Indiana University at Bloomington in 1978, where he did undergraduate research with Dr. Frank R. N. Gurd and Dr. Lawrence K. Montgomery. He earned the Ph.D. degree from The Rockefeller University in 1983. His doctoral work with Dr. David C. Mauzerall concerned the synthesis and characterization of a 3-dimensional molecular architecture for studies of light-driven electron-transfer reactions, as occur in the reaction center of photosynthetic bacteria. After continuing for one-year as a postdoctoral fellow at Rockefeller, he spent 12 years on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University, became a full Professor in 1995, and moved in 1996 to North Carolina State University as Glaxo Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry.