Biography

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Prof. Robert Doerksen

EMPLOYMENT

PRIMARY APPOINTMENTS

  • University of Mississippi, Department of BioMolecular Sciences, Associate Professor, 4/2014-present
  • University of Mississippi, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Associate Professor, 7/2010-4/2014
  • University of Mississippi, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Assistant Professor, 8/2004-6/2010
  • University of Pennsylvania, Department of Chemistry, Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Michael L. Klein, 4/2001-7/2004
  • University of California, Berkeley, Department of Chemistry, Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Martin Head-Gordon, 4/1999-3/2001
  • University of New Brunswick, Department of Chemistry, Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Ajit J. Thakkar, 10/1998-3/1999

SECONDARY APPOINTMENTS

  • Graduate Program Coordinator, Division of Medicinal Chemistry, 1/2017-present
  • University of Mississippi, Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Research Associate Professor, 7/2010-present
  • National Pingtung University of Science & Technology, Neipu, Pingtung, Taiwan, Department of Biological Science and Technology, Joint Appointment Associate Professor, 2/2014-6/2014
  • National Pingtung University of Science & Technology, Neipu, Pingtung, Taiwan, Department of Food Science, Visiting Associate Professor, 12/2013-6/2014; Joint Appointment Associate Professor, 2/2014-6/2014
  • University of Mississippi, Research Inst. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Research Assistant Professor, 8/2004-6/2010

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., University of New Brunswick, Department of Chemistry, Fredericton, NB, Canada, Thesis: “Geometries, polarizabilities and aromaticity of ring molecules”, 9/1993-9/1998, Supervisor: Prof. Ajit J. Thakkar
  • Dip. Christian Studies (Graduate Level), Regent College, Vancouver, Canada, 1988
  • B.Sc., University of New Brunswick, Departments of Physics and Mathematics, 1986, Double First Class Honours, Thesis: “An Apparatus for Zero-Field NMR”, Supervisor: Prof. Reinhold Kaiser

HIGHLIGHTED AWARDS

  • School of Pharmacy Faculty Service Award 2015-2016
  • School of Pharmacy Faculty Instructional Innovation Award 2011-2012
  • School of Pharmacy Faculty Service Award 2010-2011
  • Junior Investigator, NIH Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Centers of Research Excellence-Natural Products Neuroscience 2009-2015
  • Phi Lambda Sigma, Pharmacy Leadership Society Elected in 2009
  • Rho Chi, Academic Honors Society in Pharmacy Elected in 2009
  • Who’s Who in America 2008, 2009
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy New Investigator Award 2007-2008
  • Searle Award Nominee, University of Mississippi 2005
  • Fellow of University of Mississippi’s Faculty Research Program 2004-2005
  • Top 5 in the ‘Science’ category for the ComputerWorld 21st Century Achievement Award 2003
  • Supercomputer computations by RJ Doerksen in the antimicrobial polymer project (supported by National Institutes of Health) were chosen as the Case Study in the Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center’s nomination for their new Lemieux Terascale Computer
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada Postgraduate Scholarship, 1995-1997
  • Best Physical or Theoretical Student, UNB Chemistry Department 1996, 1997, 1998

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD

  • Perspectives in Medicinal Chemistry, Honorary Editorial Board, 2006-Present
  • Scientific Pages of Diabetology, Editorial Board, 2016-Present

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Chemical Society, Divisions of Medicinal Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Computers in Chemistry, Chemical Information
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Mississippi Biophysical Consortium
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  • Rho Chi
  • Phi Lambda Sigma
  • Round Table Group

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