Professor II
Department of Chemistry, University of California
One Shields Ave, Davis CA, 95616
(530) 752-9979; jtshaw@ucdavis.edu


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Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of California, Irvine, 1999

B.S., Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 1993

Research Training

Harvard University: NIH Postdoctoral Fellow with David A. Evans, 1999-2002

University of California, Irvine: Graduate Research with Keith A. Woerpel, 1994-1999

University of California, Berkeley: Undergraduate Research with Clayton H. Heathcock, 1991-1993

Professional Experience

University of California, Davis: Professor, 2016-present

University of California, Davis: Associate Professor, 2012-2016

University of California, Davis: Assistant Professor, 2007-2012

Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT: Institute Fellow in the Chemical Biology Program, 2005-2007

Harvard Medical School: Institute Fellow at the Institute of Chemistry and Cell Biology, 2002-2005

Gilead Sciences, Inc.: Research Chemist, 1993-1994


Chicago Tri-Institutional Center for Methodology and Library Development (CTCMLD, funded by NIH/NIGMS), external advisory board (EAB), 2009-2013

International Cooperative Biodiversity Group (ICBG, funded by the NIH/Fogarty International Center), external advisory board (EAB), 2011-2013

Shire Pharmaceuticals, 2011-2012

Honors and Awards

Distinguished Teaching Award for Undergraduate Teaching (2018)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow (2017)

Thieme Chemistry Journal Award (2012)


Amgen Research Award, sponsored by Amgen’s Chemistry Research Discovery Dept. (2005)

Outstanding Poster Presentation, Combinatorial Chemistry GRC (2003)

NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship (1999-2001)

E. K. C. Lee Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies and Research (1998)

ACS / Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Fellowship (1997)

Department of Education / GAANN Fellowship, University of California, Irvine (1994-1996)

Alumni Scholarship, University of California, Berkeley (1989-1993)