Rizzo lab




Carmelo J. Rizzo

Professor of Chemistry and Director of Graduate Studies, Professor of Biochemistry

B. A.
, Cum Laude (Chemistry): 1984, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Ph. D. (Organic Chemistry): 1990, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Dissertation Supervisor: Prof. Amos B. Smith, III

Dissertation Title: Synthesis of (+)-Aphidicolin

NIH Post-doctoral Research Associate: 1990 - 1992, Columbia University,

Sponsor: Prof. Ronald Breslow

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 1992-1999, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Associate Professor of Chemistry, 1999-2005,Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Professor of Chemistry, 2006-present, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Director of Graduate Studies, 2011- present

Professor of Biochemistry, 2006-present, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Member, 1993-present, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Member, Genome Maintenance Research Program

Mentor, 2000-present, Chemical-Biology Interface Program, Vanderbilt University

Center Investigator, 2001-2016, Center in Molecular Toxicology,Vanderbilt University

Co-Deputy Director, 2003-2016

DNA Damage and Genetic Instability, Research Core Leader

Member, 2001-present, Chemical & Physical Biology Program, Vanderbilt University

Member, 2002-present, Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology,

American Cancer Society, Junior Faculty Research Award, 1994-96

American Chemical Society, Nashville Section, Program Chairman, 1994-95

2003 Southeast Regional Meeting of the ACS, Program Chair - Organic Chemistry Division

National Institutue of Environmental Health Sciences Review Committee, 7/03 - 6/07

Editorial Board, Chemical Research in Toxicology, 2006-2009; 2014-2017

American Association of Cancer Research, Scientific Review Committee, 2006

Treasurer, American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Toxicology, 2008-2010

2006 Departmental "Excellence in Teaching Award" given by the Vanderbilt Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society

2008-2009 Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Impact Award