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California Institute of Technology
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow (2013–2015)
Advisor: R. H. Grubbs

The University of Oxford
D.Phil. in Biochemistry (2008–2013)
Advisors: V. Gouverneur and J. M. Brown

The Scripps Research Institute
Ph.D. in Chemistry (2008–2013)
Advisor: J.-Q. Yu

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
B.S. in Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, and Statistics (2003–2007)
Advisor: A. J. Matzger; Graduate Student Mentor: K. E. Plass


Keary graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from the University of Michigan, where he carried out research with Prof. Adam J. Matzger. A Fulbright Scholar, he spent the 2007–2008 academic year studying under the tutelage of Prof. Manfred T. Reetz at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (Germany). He completed his graduate work jointly at The Scripps Research Institute with Prof. Jin-Quan Yu and the University of Oxford with Profs. Véronique Gouverneur and John M. Brown, earning a PhD in Chemistry and a DPhil in Biochemistry. After a two-year appointment as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Robert H. Grubbs at Caltech, Keary joined the faculty at The Scripps Research Institute in the summer of 2015. His research interests lie at the interface of organometallic chemistry, organic synthesis, and catalysis. Outside of the lab, Keary enjoys running long distances, eating fried chicken, drinking good beer, and spending time with his wife and dog.


Academic Tree


• Boehringer Ingelheim Scientific Advancement Grant, 2018
• ACS PRF Doctoral New Investigator, 2018
• Bristol-Myers Squibb Unrestricted Grant, 2018
• Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award, 2018
• TSRI Society of Fellows Outstanding Mentor, 2017
• Thieme Chemistry Journal Award, 2017
• Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation Young Faculty Award, 2016
• Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher, 2015–2016
• IUPAC-Solvay International Award for Young Chemists, 2014
• Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NIH F32), 2014–2015
• Lincoln College Senior Scholarship, 2012–2013
• Syngenta Postgraduate Scholarship in Organic Chemistry—Runner-Up Prize, 2012
• Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Student Award (ACS GCI), 2012
• Roche Excellence in Chemistry Award, 2012
• ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Travel Award, 2012
• JSPS/NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Fellowship (with K. Nozaki), 2011
• Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award (AAC&U), 2011
Jairo H. Arévelo Fellowship (TSRI), 2010–2011
• NSF Green Chemistry Scholarship (ACS GCI), 2010
• Joseph Breen Memorial Fellowship,(ACS GCI), 2010
• Skaggs Oxford Scholarship, 2008–2013
• NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2008–2013
• NDSEG Fellowship, 2008–2011
• TSRI Deans’ Fellowship, 2008–2009
• IDECAT Exchange Fellowship (with J. E. Bäckvall), 2008
• Fulbright Scholarship (with M. T. Reetz), 2007–2008
• DAAD Study Scholarship (Declined), 2007–2008
• American Institute of Chemists Alumni Award, 2007
• Eugene Sullivan Scholarship in Chemistry (UM Chemistry), 2007
• John E. Parker Memorial Prize in Labor Economics (UM Economics), 2007
• Harmon C. St. Clair Award (Alpha Phi Chapter of Phi Gamma Delta), 2007
• Summer Language Institute Fellowship (UM SLI)2007
• DAAD RISE Fellowship (with A. S. K. Hashmi), 2006
• Eli Lilly Organic Chemistry Award, 2006
• ACS Analytical Chemistry Alumni Award, 2006
• Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship–Honorable Mention, 2006
• Jack Meiland Prize (UM Honors Program), 2006
• Ernest Sims Prize in Economics (UM Economics), 2006
• Frank Caleb and Margaret Thompson Gates Scholarship (UM Biostation), 2006
• Phi Gamma Delta Academic Achievement Award, 2005
• Sophomore Honors Award, (UM Honors Program), 2005
• James B. Angell Scholar (UM)2005–2007
• Alpha Chi Sigma Outstanding First Year Award (UM Chemistry), 2004
• Margaret and Herman Sokol Scholarship (UM Chemistry), 2004
• Telluride Association Residential Scholarship, 2004–2007
• Regents Merit Scholar (UM), 2003–2004
• Timothy Glupker Orthodontics Science Award (WOHS), 2003