The Pomona College Chemistry Department Presents
the 56th Robbins Lecture Series


Paul J. Reider joined the faculty of Princeton University in 2008, where his research is focused on new drugs for malaria, TB and other neglected diseases.  During his 28 years in the pharmaceutical industry he has directly contributed to the discovery, identification, development or registration of 14 approved drugs.  From 2002-07 he was at Amgen as Worldwide Head of Chemistry Research & Discovery.  At Amgen he built and led a team of nearly 600 in the U.S. and Germany.

He received his A.B. (Psychology) at New York University's Washington Square College and his Ph.D. (Organic Chemistry) at the University of Vermont.  After post-doctoral research as an NIH National Research Service Awardee at Colorado State University, Dr. Reider joined Merck as a Senior Research Chemist in Process Chemistry where he remained for 22 years.  Dr. Reider is an inventor on many patents, an author of more than 180 scientific papers, and the winner of numerous awards.  In 2011 he was recognized by the National Academy of Sciences with their Award for Chemistry in Service to Society.  He has served on the visiting committees for Harvard University, California Institute of Technology, and UC Santa Barbara, and in the Editorial Advisory Boards of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, The Journal of Organic Chemistry, and Organic Letters.  He was a Senior Editor of Current Opinion in Drug Discovery & Development, and Science of Synthesis.  From 2011-17 he was on the Scientific Advisory Boards of the Medicines for Malaria Venture (Geneva) and the TB Alliance (New York).

At Princeton Dr. Reider created and teaches an advanced undergraduate course covering Drug Discovery and Development as well as a freshman seminar on the same topic.


"Chemistry in Service to Society"

January 29 - February 1, 2018

Professor Paul Reider
Princeton University
2011 National Academy of Sciences Award for Chemistry in Service to Society

Monday, January 29, 2018, at 8:00 p.m.
“Chemistry in Service to Society: Making Drugs for People, Not Profits"
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
“Synthesis of Complex Molecules in the Real World"

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Barriers to Care for HIV
Presented in Partnership with Foothill AIDS Project
Rose Hills Theater, Smith Campus Center
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
“Adventures of a Scientist in the Golden Age of Drug Discovery"
Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
“Neglected Diseases and the Future of Drug Discovery"

The lecture series will be held at:
Seaver North Auditorium
645 N. College Avenue
Claremont, California

(The cross streets are College Avenue & 7th Street)

All lectures are free and open to the public.