Scheerer has established an outstanding record of accomplishment in teaching, scholarship and service. His research is inspired by natural products, and the journals in which his publications appear are high-quality and high-impact journals. In addition, Scheerer has been able to integrate his enthusiasm for teaching organic chemistry with his talents as a research mentor. He has mentored over 30 students — sponsoring four to five during the summer and over 10 during the academic year. Scheerer has also been a pre-major advisor and has recently become an executive officer for the Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. He holds a doctorate in organic chemistry from Harvard University.
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