Professor of Chemistry, UCLA
Michael E. Jung is a Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California at Los Angeles. He received a B.A. from Rice University working with Richard Turner on polyolefinic cyclization to diterpenes of the kaurene type. As an NSF Predoctoral Fellow, he worked under the direction of Gilbert Stork at Columbia University on the use of vinyl silanes as annulation reagents, receiving his Ph.D. After a one-year NATO postdoctoral stint with Albert Eschenmoser at the ETH in Zürich, Dr. Jung joined the faculty at UCLA. Dr. Jung is a leader in the field of synthetic organic chemistry and is a founder of numerous startup companies. Recently, his breakthrough anti-prostate cancer drugs have extended the lives of men with late-stage prostate cancer.