Ryan Altman


  • 2013 – Present     Courtesy Professor of Chemistry
  • 2011 – Present     Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry


  • May 2011              Postdoc, Organic Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
  • 2008                      Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2003                      B.S. Chem., Chemistry, Creighton University, Summa Cum Laude

Academic Honors and Awards

  • 2015                      Thieme Chemistry Journals Award
  • 2015                      NSF CAREER Award
  • 2015                      NIDA Early Career Award in Chemistry of Drug Abuse and Addiction
  • 2012                      Herman Frasch Foundation for Chemical Research Grantee​
  • 2008 – 2011          NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NSRA Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 2007 – 2008          NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NSRA Predoctoral Fellow
  • 2006 – 2007          Pfizer DOC Predoctoral Fellow
  • 2003 – 2004          MIT Institute Fellow
  • 1999 – 2003          Omaha World Herald and Creighton University Presidential Scholar

Doctoral Program Profiles

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