kinghorn.4@osu.edu

 Kinghorn
A. Douglas Kinghorn
PhD, DSc
Professor and Jack L. Beal Chair
Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
446 Parks Hall
Phone: 
614-247-8094

Specializations

  • Natural Products Chemistry
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Drug Discovery from Plants
  • Botanical Dietary Supplements

Professional Interests

The research interests of Dr. Kinghorn are on the isolation, characterization, and biological evaluation of natural products of higher plant origin, and he has worked in particular on compounds with potential antimicrobial, cancer chemotherapeutic, cancer chemopreventive, sweet-tasting, and bitterness-blocking effects. Dr. Kinghorn is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Natural Products (co-published by the American Chemical Society and the American Society of Pharmacognosy) (1994-present) and Series Editor in Chief of the book series Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products (published by Springer-Verlag, Vienna, Austria) (2008-present).

Recent Honors

  • 2016 Distinguished Scholar Award, The Ohio State University
  • 2016 Norman R. Farnsworth Keynote Lecture Award, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 2014 Coy W. Waller Distinguished Lecture Award, University of Mississippi
  • 2014 David Chu Lecture Award, University of Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo
  • 2012 Honorary Member, Phytochemical Society of Asia
  • 2011 Honorary Doctor of Science degree, University of Bradford
  • 2011 Norman R. Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical Research Award, American Botanical Council
  • 2010 Award of Merit, National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute (for work on PDQ CAM Editorial Board)
  • 2010 Norman R. Farnsworth Research Achievement Award, American Society of Pharmacognosy
  • 2010 Percy Julian Memorial Lecture Award, Howard University, Washington, DC
  • 2008 Honorary Member, American Society of Pharmacognosy
  • 2007 Fellow, American Society of Pharmacognosy
  • 2007 Grisvold Lecture Award, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota
  • 2006 Fellow, The School of Pharmacy, University of London (now University College London)
  • 2006 AAAS Fellow

Education

  • Postdoctoral, 1977, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Postdoctoral, 1976, University of Mississippi
  • DSc, 1990, University of London, London, U.K.
  • PhD, 1975, University of London, London, U.K.
  • MSc, 1970, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K.
  • BPharm, 1969, University of Bradford, Bradford, U.K.

Books Authored/Co-authored/Edited

  • Kinghorn AD, Falk H, Gibbons S, Kobayashi J, Series Editors. Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products, vol. 104, Springer Verlag, Vienna, Austria, 2017, 246 pp. (Authors: H. Falk H, Wolkenstein K; León A, Del Ángel M, Ávila JL, Delgado G).
  • Kinghorn AD, Falk H, Gibbons S, Kobayashi J, Series Editors. Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products, vol. 103, Springer Verlag, Vienna, Austria, 2017, 131 pp. (Volume entitled “Phytocannabinoids: Unraveling the Complex Chemistry and Pharmacology of Cannabis sativa”; Authors: Elsohly M, Radwan MS, Gul W, Chandra S, Galal A; Schafroth MA, Carreira EM; Turner SE, Williams CM, Iversen L, Whalley BJ; Morales P, Hurst DP, Reggio PH).
  • Kinghorn AD, Falk H, Gibbons S, Kobayashi, J Series Editors. Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products, vol. 102. Springer Verlag, Vienna, Austria, 2016, 252 pp. (Authors: Appendino G; Harizani E, Ioannou E, Roussis V).
  • Kinghorn AD, Falk H, Gibbons S, Kobayashi J, Series Editors. Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products, vol. 101. Springer Verlag, Vienna, Austria, 2016, 230 pp. (Authors: Liao S-G, Yue J-M; Liaw CC, Liou J-R, Wu TY, Chang FR, Wu YC).
  • Kinghorn AD, Falk H, Kobayashi J, Series Editors. Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products, vol. 100. Springer Verlag, Vienna, Austria, 2015, 588 pp. (Authors: Wagner U, Kratky Ch; Budikiewicz H; Reynolds WF, Mazzola EP; Joseph-Nathan P, Gordillo-Román B; Soukup RW, Soukup K).
  • Kinghorn AD, Falk H, Kobayashi J, Series Editors. Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products, vol. 99. Springer-Verlag, Vienna, Austria, 2014, 245 pp. (Authors: Chen S-N, Krause EC, McAlpine JB, Pauli GR, Qiu F; M.; Gaboriand-Kolar N, Nam S, Skaltsounis A-L; Ishibashi M; Nett M).
  • Kinghorn AD, H. Falk, and J. Kobayashi, Series Editors. Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products, vol. 98. Springer-Verlag, Vienna, Austria, 2014, 798 pp. (Volume entitled “Bilirubin: Jekyll and Hyde Pigment of Life”; Author: Lightner D).
  • Kinghorn, AD; Falk, H; Kobayashi, J. Series Editors. Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products, vol. 97. Springer-Verlag, Vienna, Austria, 2013, 300 pp. (Volume entitled “The Chemistry of Mycotoxins”; Authors:  S. Bräse; F. Gläser; C.S. Kramer; S. Lindner; A.M. Linsenmeier; K.-S. Masters; A.C. Meister; B.M. Ruff; S. Zhong).
  • Kinghorn, AD, Falk H, Kobayashi, J. Series Editors. Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products, vol. 96. Springer-Verlag, Vienna, Austria, 2012, 197 pp. (Volume entitled “Asymmetric Organocatalysis in Natural Product Syntheses”; Author: Waser M).
  • Kinghorn, AD; Falk, H; Kobayashi, J. Series Editors. Progress in the Chemistry of Organic Natural Products, vol. 95. Springer-Verlag, Vienna, Austria, 2013, 796 pp. (Volume entitled “Chemical Constituents of Bryophytes: Bio- and Chemical Diversity, Biological Activity, and Chemosystematics”; Authors: Y. Asakawa; A. Ludwiczuk; F. Nagashima).

Recent Publications