About the Author
Dennis P. Curran is Distinguished Service Professor and head of the Curran Research Group in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 1979 and has held positions at the University of Wisconsin and University of Pittsburgh. He is an Associate Editor of "Organic Syntheses" and serves as both an Associate Editor and member of the Editorial Advisory Board of "Organic Reactions". His research interests include synthetic radical chemistry, and radical reactions ideally suited for executing sophisticated cascade processes that build complex products from simple starting materials. He is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher, among the top 100 in Chemistry.
Ned Porter graduated from Princeton in 1965 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and accepted a position as Assistant Professor at Duke University in 1969, after receiving his Ph.D. with Paul D. Bartlett at Harvard. In 1998, he moved to Vanderbilt University where he is Stevenson Professor of Chemistry. His research interests have centered on the mechanisms of free radical reactions. A continuous research theme has been on the interplay between free radical chemistry, lipids, and oxidative stress in biology.