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About John C. DiCesare

Dr. DiCesare received his B. S. degree from the University of Central Florida in December 1987 and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in 1992. Dr. DiCesare completed a one-year postdoctoral research fellowship in Medicinal Chemistry at Research Triangle Institute in 1993. He then worked as a process development chemist at Advanced ChemTech in Louisville, KY until 1994 when he returned to Research Triangle Institute as a research associate to help establish a program in Combinatorial Chemistry. While in the Research Triangle area, he also was an adjunct assistant professor at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. Dr. DiCesare joined the Department of Chemistry at The University of Tulsa in August, 1995 and in July of 2009 he joined the Department of Chemistry at Georgia Southern University as Department Chair.


Present Department Chair and Professor, Georgia Southern University Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of
Present Department Chair and Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of, Georgia Southern University Science and Mathematics, College of

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Zelimir Schmidt Award for Research Excellence (2004)
  • Residential School on Medicinal Chemistry Fellowship (1997)
  • Monsanto / UCF Summer Research Fellowship (1987)
  • Abstractor, Molecular Design Limited REACCS Database (1988-91)
  • 3 Undergraduate students have received Goldwater Scholarships
  • 2 Undergraduate students have received Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowships
  • 2 Undergraduate students have received NSF Graduate Fellowships


  • Introductory Chemistry (CHEM 1003)
  • Chemistry in Medicine (CHEM 1004)
  • General Chemistry I (CHEM 1013)
  • Organic Chemistry Lab I (CHEM 3011)
  • Organic Chemistry Lab (CHEM 3021)
  • Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 3013)
  • Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 3023)
  • Qualitative Analysis Lab (CHEM 4012L)
  • Qualitative Analysis (CHEM 4012)
  • Medicinal Chemistry (CHEM 6213/4213)
  • Organic Synthesis (CHEM 4873/6873)
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry (CHEM 7113/5113)

Contact Information

P.O.Box 8064
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-0715
Office: 2003B, Chemistry & Nursing Bldg.

Publications in Refereed Journals (9)

Research Proposals (5)