Andrei Kutateladze

Dean & Professor

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What I do

John Evans Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics


organic chemistry and photochemistry

Professional Biography

Kutateladze's scientific degrees (Diploma, 1983, and PhD, 1986) are from Moscow State University (MSU), Russia. He started his professional career as an assistant professor of chemistry at MSU in 1987. After moving to the US in 1990, and postdoctoral research with John Kice (DU) and Howard Zimmerman (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Kutateladze joined the faculty of University of Denver (DU) in 1995 as an assistant professor of chemistry. He was promoted to associate professor in 2001 and to full professor in 2005. In 2009, he was named John Evans Professor. His research is focused on photo-assisted synthesis of complex organic molecules, especially complex polyheterocycles as potential therapeutics. For the last 20 years, his research program has been continuously funded by both the NSF and NIH. Since 2012, he is Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.


  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Moscow State University, 1986
  • BS, Chemistry, Moscow State University, 1983
  • MS, Chemistry, Moscow State University, 1983

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • Inter-American Photochemical Society
  • International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry


photoassisted access to complex polyheterocyclic molecular architectures within the context of diversity oriented synthesis and drug design and discovery


  • National Science Foundation Career Award, National Science Foundation
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, University of Denver
  • John Evans Professorship, University of Denver