Ian Seiple, PhD

Associate Professor
Phone: +1 415 502-3623
555 Mission Bay Blvd South, Rm 452F
UCSF Box 3122
San Francisco, CA 94158
United States

What I do

Our research focuses on the application of modern chemical synthesis to biological challenges. Primary branches include complex molecule synthesis, reaction development, and de novo molecular design. Each project is chosen based on its fundamental scientific merit and its potential for immediate application. By design, our research provides opportunities for substantive collaboration with colleagues in adjacent fields, enabled by the interdisciplinary environment at University of California, San Francisco.

Departmental research area

My research expertise

complex molecule synthesis, antibiotics, microbial resistance, medicinal chemistry, bioorthogonal chemistry, chemical methodology development


PhD, The Scripps Research Institute, 2011
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 2006