Gary Sulikowski received a BS in chemistry from Wayne State University and a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. He was an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellow at Yale University. His first faculty appointment was in the Department of Chemistry at Texas A&M University in 1991, where he was promoted to full professor in 2001. He joined the Vanderbilt Chemistry Department as Professor of Chemistry and member of the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology in the 2004-2005 academic year.
Dr. Sulikowski's research area is organic and bioorganic chemistry. His research interests are in the development of synthetic strategies and reactions, biomimetic syntheses and investigations into the biological properties of natural products. He has published over fifty research articles in the areas of natural products chemistry and biology.