Tim Newhouse


Biography (CV)

Tim was born in New Hampshire and grew up in northern New England.  He received his B.A. in Chemistry from Colby College (2005) in Waterville, ME, where he was mentored by Prof. Dasan M. Thamattoor.  After moving to La Jolla, CA, he completed his Ph.D. at The Scripps Research Institute with Prof. Phil S. Baran (2010).  During his time at Scripps, he also worked in the laboratories of Prof. Donna G. Blackmond.  He then returned to the east coast for postdoctoral studies with Prof. E.J. Corey at Harvard University.  He started at Yale in 2013, and as of 2018, he is an Associate Professor at Yale University in the Department of Chemistry.



Research Objective

Develop chemical technologies and computational approaches to enable the step-efficient synthesis of structurally complex natural products with potential applications to neuroscience.



2018-Present: Associate Professor of Chemistry, Member Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

                 Yale University (without tenure)

2013-2018: Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Member Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

          Yale University



2010-2013: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard University

  Enantioselective organometallic methods development with E.J. Corey


2006-2010: Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute

   Natural product synthesis with Phil S. Baran

   Reaction mechanism investigation with Donna G. Blackmond


2001-2005: B.A., Chemistry with Honors, summa cum laude, Colby College

   Study of reactive intermediates with Dasan M. Thamattoor-


Awards and Honors

2019: Arthur C. Cope Scholar Early Career, American Chemical Society

2019: PRF New Directions, American Chemical Society

2019: Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

2018: Amgen Young Investigator Award

2018: Dylan Hixon ’88 Prize for Teaching Excellence

2017: Academic Young Investigator, American Chemical Society

2017: Sloan Research Fellowship


2015: Rosenkranz Award

2015: Thieme Chemistry Journal Award

2014: Anderson Award

2010-2013: Bristol Myers Squibb Postdoctoral Fellowship

2012: Harvard Postdoctoral Award for Professional Development

2011: Reaxys PhD Prize Finalist

2008: Bristol Myers Squibb Graduate Fellowship

2008: Scripps Best Talk Award, Graduate Retreat, Chemistry

2005: The “Sarge” Award in Chemistry for departmental leadership

2005: Phi Beta Kappa Society member

2004: Wayne L. Smith Inorganic Chemistry Award

2003: Bradford P. Mundy Organic Chemistry Award

2003: Merck/AAAS Undergraduate Research Scholar