Noriki Kutsumura

Affiliation:International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine, University of Tsukuba

Research Title

Drug discovery

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01 Major achievement

N. Kutsumura,* A. Kiriseko, K. Niwa, T. Saito* “Total Syntheses of 3-epi-Litsenolide D2 and Lincomolide A” J. Org. Chem. 2018, 83, 11450.

(https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.joc.8b01825)

N. Kutsumura, Y. Koyama, Y. Suzuki, K. Tominaga, N. Yamamoto, T. Saitoh, Y. Nagumo, H. Nagase* “Favorskii-Type Rearrangement of the 4,5-Epoxymorphinan Skeleton” Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 1559.

(https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.orglett.8b00288)

N. Kutsumura,* K. Shibuya, H. Yamaguchi, T. Saito* “n-Butyllithium-promoted regioselective elimination of vicinal bis-triflate having an adjacent ether oxygen” Tetrahedron Lett. 2017, 58, 4099. (Selected as a Front Cover of Tetrahedron Letters)

(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tetlet.2017.09.036)

02 Education/Academic background and major awards

Education/Academic background

     
2001 Mar B.S. Department of Chemistry, Keio University
2006 Mar Ph.D. in Science (Keio University)
2006 Apr-2007 Mar Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University
2007 Apr-2009 Mar Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, The University of Pennsylvania (USA)
2009 Apr-2013 Mar Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science
2013 Apr-2019 Jun Associate Professor, International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine, University of Tsukuba
2019 Jul-Present Principal Investigator, Professor, International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine, University of Tsukuba

Awards

     
2012 The Central Glass Co., Ltd. Award in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan
2013 JACI Prize for Encouraging Young Researcher
2014 Excellent Paper Award in Japanese Narcotics Research Conference Symposium
2015 Award for Excellent Presentation (33rd Medicinal Chemistry Symposium, DMC, PSJ in 2015)
2017 Highly Read Article of 2015 in Journal of Medicinal Chemistry