• B.S., Lebanon Valley College, 1998 (Carl T. Wigal)

• Ph.D., University of Michigan 2003 (William H. Pearson)

• Postdoctoral work, Stanford University (Barry M. Trost)

Aaron Aponick, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

University of Florida

Department of Chemistry

PO Box 117200

Gainesville, FL 32611 USA

352-392-3484 (voice)

352-846-0296 (fax)

Email: aponick at chem dot ufl dot edu

Office: Sisler Hall 328A


NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, 2003-2006

• Eastman Kodak Fellow, University of Michigan, 2002-2003

 ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Fellow, 2001-2002

• Eastman Kodak Fellow, University of Michigan, 1999-2001

    Aaron Aponick was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1976 and grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  He became interested in organic chemistry at  Lebanon Valley College where he studied reactions of quinones with organometallics under the guidance of the late Carl Wigal. After obtaining a B.S. in 1998 he moved to the University of Michigan and joined  the research group of Will Pearson.  At UM, where he was an Eastman Kodak Fellow and an American Chemical Society, Division of Organic Chemistry Fellow (sponsored by the Schering-Plough Research Institute), his interests in the chemistry of imines, the synthesis of alkaloids, and catalytic enantioselective reactions developed.  In 2003, he was awarded a Ph.D. and moved to Stanford University where he worked with Barry Trost as a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow. In July 2006, he became an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Florida and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2013.