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David Lynn

David Lynn
Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Chemistry & Biology / Department Chair
Department of Chemistry
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322
407 Emerson
PhD, Duke University, 1977
AB, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1973
Specific Research Area
Analytical, Bioorganic, Biophysical, Environmental, Materials, Medicinal, Neurochemistry
Selected Publications

Research Overviews

Goodwin, GT; Burrows, C; Walker, SI; Armbrust, EV; Amin, S; Lynn, DG 2014 Alternative Chemistries of Life: Empirical Approaches, NASA/NSF Workshop Report,

Goodwin, J.; Mehta, A.K.; Lynn, D.G. 2012 Analog and Digital Chemical Evolution, Accounts of Chemical Research special edited edition, 45:2189-2199 DOI: 10.1021/ar300214w

New Education and Public Outreach Frameworks

On Recent Discoveries by Emory Researchers (

Atlanta Science Festival (

Goodwin, J; Lynn, DG. 2014 Liberal Arts Education and the Complexity of Human Society, Angew. Chem., early view DOI: 10.1002/anie.201400597

ECS 490: On Recent Discoveries by Emory Researchers (ORDER)
Awards and Honors

2014-17           HKBU Scholar, Hong Kong China

2013                ACS Herty Award

2011                Emory University Scholar-Teacher of 2011

2010-               Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

2006-               Chair, Department of Chemistry, Emory University                                   

2002-               Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor

2000-               Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Chemistry and Biology

1985-6              Alfred P. Sloan Fellow

1984-7              Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar

1977-9              NIH Fellow, Columbia University

1975-7              Charles R. Hauser Fellow, Duke University