Jon S. Thorson, Ph.D
Dr. Thorson is currently the Director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation at the University of Kentucky and professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He has been credited with establishing the general area of natural product glycorandomization. Dr. Thorson is an internationally known expert in glycosylated therapeutics and was instrumental in establishing the University of Wisconsin's National Cooperative Drug Development Group for new cancer drug development. Dr. Thorson’s achievements have been recognized by numerous prestigious awards. His area of expertise is the understanding and exploitation of chemoselective sugar addition chemistries and the biotechnology associated with small molecule glycosylation. Prior to his current position at UK, Dr. Thorson was at the University of Wisconsin and Sloan-Kettering with a joint appointment at Cornell University. Dr. Thorson obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California - Berkeley.