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Dr. Mash is a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Utah in 1980 for work on the mechanism of terpene biosynthesis with Prof. C. Dale Poulter. He was an NIH postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University from 1981 to 1983 and worked with Prof. E. J. Corey on a total synthesis of Saframycin B. As an independent scholar in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at the University of Arizona for the past 32+ years, Dr. Mash has become a world-renowned expert in synthetic organic chemistry. He is also a member of the Arizona Cancer Center.
Dr. Mash has published more than 140 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals, many in collaboration with cancer biologists. His current interests include imaging of and drug delivery to disease-related sites in the gastrointestinal tract.