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  • Professor William "Will" C.K. Pomerantz

    Will Pomerantz promoted to associate professor

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved, Thursday, May 10, the promotion of William "Will" C.K. Pomerantz from assistant professor to associate professor with tenure. The promotion is effective, Sunday, July 1.

Pomerantz has been a professor in the Department of Chemistry since 2012. He also is an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, and one of the founding members of the Epigenetics Consortium on campus. Before coming to the University of Minnesota, he was a National Institutes of Health post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan. He earned his doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, spent a year as a Seydel/Fulbright Fellow at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland, and earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Ithaca College.

Pomerantz’ research is interdisciplinary and melds spectroscopy, cell biology, organic chemistry, and biochemistry approaches. He collaborates with colleagues in the departments of Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, and Biochemistry Molecular Biology and Biophysics, and with industrial collaborators at Eli Lilly. A central focus of his research program is the development of new approaches for modulating protein-protein interactions in the field of chemical epigenetics.