Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 1978
Professor Chamberlin was the founding chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and has served as chair since 2007. Chamberlin, a professor at UCI since 1980, previously served as chair of the Department of Chemistry from 1996 to 2001. His research focuses on organic synthesis and chemical biology, including neurotransmitter receptors, serine-threonine phosphatases, potassium channels, HIV integrase and the tumor suppressor p53. Chamberlin was an Eli Lilly grantee (1984); received an NIH Career Development Award in neuroscience (1987-1992); received recognition in 1996 from UCI for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Research; and was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2009).