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Medicinal chemistry educator

Laurence Harold Hurley, British, American medicinal chemistry educator. Recipient George Hitchings award in innovative drug design, 1988, Volwiler Research Achievement award, 1989, Research Achievement award in medicinal chemistry American Pharmaceutical Association, 1992; named Outstanding Investigator National Cancer Institute, 1989, 94.


Hurley, Laurence Harold was born on January 29, 1944 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Son of Harold Harcourt and Mary (Cottrell) Hurley.


Bachelor of Pharmacy, University Bath, United Kingdom, 1967. Doctor of Science, University Bath, United Kingdom, 1996. Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 1970.


Apprentice pharmacist, Boots the Chemist, Birmingham, 1963-1964;hospital pharmacist, Birmingham General Hospital, 1967;postdoctoral fellow, U. B.C., Vancouver, 1970-1971;assistant professor, U. Maryland., Baltimore, 1971-1973;from assistant to associate to full professor, U. Kentucky, Lexington, 1973-1980;professor, University Texas, Austin, since 1981;Henry Burlage professor, University Texas, Austin, 1983-1986;James Bauerle professor, University Texas, Austin, 1986-1988;George Hitchings professor drug design, University Texas, Austin, 1988-1991;George Hitchings regents chairman drug design, University Texas, Austin, since 1992. Consultant Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, 1979-1995, Smith Kline French, Philadelphia, 1984-1987, Abbott laboratories, 1992-1994. Member science advisory board Sun Pharmaceutical Corporation.

Chairman bioorganic and natural products study section National Institutes of Health, 1986-1988. Director Chemistry Institute Drug Development, San Antonio. Founder, scientific director "Cytenex".


  • Other Work

    • Senior editor Journal Medicinal Chemistry. Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.


Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Chemical Society (Medicinal Chemistry award 1994).


Children: Bridget, Nicole.

Harold Harcourt Hurley

Mary (Cottrell) Hurley

Bridget Hurley

Nicole Hurley