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Brent L. Iverson, Ph.D.
Dean and Distinguished Teaching Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
College of Natural Sciences
Brent L. Iverson, Ph.D., the W.J. and V.M. Raymer Professor and a Distinguished Teaching Professor, is the chairman of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and a member of the Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology at The University of Texas at Austin. He attended Stanford University, and then received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology. Following postdoctoral work at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, he began teaching at UT Austin in 1990. Dr. Iverson has taught more than 12,000 students, usually in the large sophomore organic chemistry classes. Dr. Iverson's research spans the interface between chemistry and biology with special emphasis on DNA-binding molecules as well as developing new technologies for engineering therapeutic proteins. Dr. Iverson is an inventor on eighteen issued patents and is a successful textbook author. He is an avid runner and enjoys underwater photography.