Richard DiMarchi Research Group

Richard DiMarchi

Richard DiMarchi

Richard DiMarchi is the Standiford H. Cox Professor of Chemistry and the Linda & Jack Gill Chair in Biomolecular Sciences at Indiana University. He is a co-founder of Ambrx, Inc. and Marcadia Biotech. He is a scientific advisor to Ferring, Merck, Roche and three venture funds; 5AM, TMP, and Twilight. He is a retired Group Vice President at Eli Lilly & Company where he provided leadership in biotechnology, endocrine research and product development.




Recent Lectures and Recognitions

2011 American Peptide Society Merrifield Award
2011 Distinguished Faculty Research Lecturer, Indiana University
2010 Co-organizer of Peptide Therapeutic Symposium, La Jolla, CA
2010 Plenary Lecture European Peptide Society Symposia, Copenhagen
2010 Plenary Lecture Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology, Whistler, British Columbia
2009 Watanabe Biotechnology Leadership Award – State of Indiana Biocrossroads Award
2009 Keynote Lecturer 2009 Roche Peptide Symposium
2009 Co-organizer 21st American Peptide Symposium
2009 Co-organizer of International Symposium in Diabetes & Metabolism, India
2007 Am. Chem. Soc. Carothers Award for Excellence in Industrial Chemistry, Wilmington
2007 Honorary Doctorate, Valparasio University.
2006 Am. Chem. Soc. Esselen Award for Outstanding Chemistry in Public Interest, Boston
2006 Am. Chem. Soc. Barnes Award for Excellence in Chemical Research Management, Atlanta
2005 Am. Assoc. Pharmaceutical Scientists Career Achievement Award in Biotecchnology
2005 Purdue University, Andrew Mellon Named Lecture in Analytical Chemistry
2005 Plenary Lecture AAPS “rDNA Optimization of Endocrine Hormones”, San Francisco


2003-Present Indiana University: Standiford H. Cox Professor of Chemistry & Gill Chair in Biomolecular Science
2005-2007 Chairman of Chemistry

1981-2003 Lilly Research Labs
1996-2003 Group Vice President Biotechnology and Product Development
1992-1996 Vice President, Endocrine Research and Clinical Investigation
1987-1992 Director, Biochemistry & Diabetes
1981-1987 Senior Research Scientist


1979-1981 Rockefeller University, Post-Doctoral Fellowship Solid Phase Chemical Synthesis (laboratory of Dr. Bruce Merrifeld, Ph.D)

1974-1979 Indiana University, Ph.D. in Biochemistry Protein Semisynthesis (laboratory of Dr. Frank Gurd, PhD)

1970-1974 Florida Atlantic University, B.S. in Chemistry, with Honors