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F. Ivy Carroll Honored by the Research Triangle Park Rotary Club at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Published: 11/19/2019

By: Melanie Vynalek

The Research Triangle Park (RTP) Rotary Club at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center honored F. Ivy Carroll, a 1957 graduate of Auburn’s Department of Chemistry, for his work in drug discovery and medicinal chemistry.

Carroll, an organic and medicinal chemist, has made significant scientific contributions to the world of drug discovery and development for combatting cancer, radiation, malaria, and warfare agents. Additionally, he assisted in developing a diagnostic agent for Parkinson’s disease, and is widely recognized for his production of various compounds for the treatment of cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and nicotine addictions, as well as other central nervous system disorders.

A long-time Research Triangle Institute (RTI) researcher, Carroll joined the staff in 1960. From 1975 to 2007, Carroll served as the director of RTI’s Center for Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, and from 1996 to 2001, he held the position of vice president of the Chemistry and Life Sciences Group.

Throughout his career, Carroll became a member of several prominent scientific organizations, served as a fellow in numerous organizations, and received numerous awards and recognitions. Carroll was inducted into the American Chemical Society (ACS) Medicinal Chemistry Hall of Fame in 2007, is the recipient of the 2010 North Carolina Award in Science and the 2012 Alfred Burger Award in Medicinal Chemistry from the American Chemical Society. Carroll has published more than 537 peer-reviewed publications, 34 book chapters, and 56 patents. In 2012, Carroll was recognized as the Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics Distinguished Alumni award.

 

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