Meet Uttam

Meet Uttam

Uttam Tambar Ph.D.

Uttam K. Tambar

Associate Professor
W. W. Caruth, Jr. Scholar in Biomedical Research
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Uttam’s CV

Educational Experience:

  • A.B. Magna Cum Laude in Chemistry & Physics, Harvard University 2000 (Cynthia Friend and Stuart Schreiber)
  • Ph.D., California Institute of Technology 2006 (Brian Stoltz)
  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University 2006-2009 (James Leighton)

Honors and Awards:

  • Welch Foundation Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research (2019) - see press release and video at this link
  • Chair of the Chemistry and Cancer Program, Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center (2018-Present)
  • Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship (2013)
  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award (2012)
  • Novartis Award Lecturer at Boston University (2012)
  • Thieme Chemistry Journal Award (2012)
  • Member of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center (2009-Present)
  • W.W. Caruth, Jr. Endowed Scholar in Biomedical Research (2009-Present)
  • Stereochemistry GRC Chair’s Award for Exceptional Accomplishments in Chemistry (2008)
  • NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship (2006-2009)
  • American Chemical Society Travel Grant from Division of Medicinal Chemistry (2008)
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow (2001-2004)
  • Institute of Chemistry and Cell Biology Grant for Undergraduate Research (1999)
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grant for Undergraduate Research (1998)
  • Harvard College Research Program Award (1998, 1999, 2000)