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David E. Cane, American Chemistry educator. Recipient Research Career Development award National Institutes of Health, 1978-1983; fellow Japan Society Promotion of Science, 1983, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 1978; National Institutes of Health Fogarty Sr.Internat. fellow, 1989; John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellow, 1990; Distinguished Visiting fellow Christ's College, U. Cambridge, 1989-1990; recipient Fulbright Grant-in-Aid, 1990.


Cane, David E. was born on September 22, 1944 in New York City.


Bachelor, Harvard University, 1966. AM, Harvard University, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1971.


National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral fellow Eidgenossiche Technische Hochschule National Institutes of Health, Zurich, Switzerland, 1971-1973. Assistant professor Brown University, Providence, 1973-1978, associate professor, 1978-1980, professor, since 1980, chairman department chemistry, 1983-1989, Vernon K. Krieble professor chemistry, since 1992. Visiting professor University Chicago, 1980, Technion, Haifa, Israel, 1994-1995, University California San Francisco, 1998-1999, University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France, 1999.

Consultant Smith Kline and French Laboratories, Philadelphia, 1984-1985, Lederle Laboratories, Pearl River, New York, 1986-1988. Science advisory board KOSAN Bioscience, San Francisco, since 1996. Chairman Gordon Conference Natural Products, New Hampton, New Hampshire, 1982.

Co-chairman Gordon Conference Enzymes, Coenzymes & Metabolic Pathways, Meriden, New Hampshire, 1996.


  • Other Work

    • Member editorial board Bioorganic Chemistry, since 1983, Journal Antibiotics, since 1983, Chemical Revs., 1987-1989, Topics in Sterochemistry. Associate editor Journal Organic Chemistry, since 1995.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Chemical Society (Ernest Guenther award 1985, Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, 2000), Royal Society Chemistry (Simonsen lecturer 1990-1991), Kitasato Institute (Microbial Chemistry medal, 1995).