Professor Stoltz earned his B.S. degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. After graduate studies at Yale University in the labs of John L. Wood and an NIH postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard with E. J. Corey, he took a position at the California Institute of Technology in 2000. At Caltech, he is currently Professor of Chemistry. His research interests lie in all areas of synthetic organic chemistry. He is the recipient of numerous award and accolades for his research and teaching including the Feynman Teaching Prize from Caltech and the American Chemical Society Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Chemical Society.