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Geoffrey A Cordell

Professor Emeritus Geoffrey A. Cordell obtained his Ph.D. in synthetic natural product chemistry at the University of Manchester in 1970.  After two years as a NATO postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Chemistry, M.I.T. he joined the College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).  A Professor since 1980, he served as a Department Head for 12 years and as Interim Dean of the College of Pharmacy for almost three years. From 1984-5 he was an Associate Dean in the Graduate College and in 1986 became Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research responsible campus-wide for human and animal subject research, faculty seed grant funds, research policies, and reviewing promotion recommendations. From 1984-1988 he served as Chairman of the campus Animal Care Committee. He was the Co-founder of the US – Thai Consortium for Pharmacy Education, which developed and trained faculty for six new schools of pharmacy in Thailand.  He retired from the University of Illinois in 2007.  Since 1983 he has served as President of Natural Products Inc., a consulting company

He is the author of about 600 research publications, book chapters, comprehensive reviews, and professional publications. He is also the author of three books, with two more in progress, the editor of 37 books, including 29 volumes in the series “The Alkaloids: Chemistry and Biology”, and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of twenty-seven international scientific journals.  He has traveled very widely, particularly in Asia, and has been an invited plenary symposium speaker at over 160 major international meetings in the United States, Morocco, England, France, Germany, Poland, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Turkey, Jordan, Iran, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong, the Philippines, the Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, the People’s Republic of China, Japan, Fiji, Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and Mexico. He is a former President of the American Society of Pharmacognosy, and is also an Honorary Member. He was recently named as the Outstanding International Ethnopharmacologist for 2015 by the Society for Ethno pharmacology

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