Kalamazoo Section of the American Chemical Society

We are a dynamic and visionary organization committed to improving people’s lives in our community through the transforming power of chemistry.  We strive to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Kalamazoo, Allegan and Van Buren counties.

Dr. Brian Eklov

Past Chairperson

Kalexsyn, Inc.
4502 Campus Dr
Kalamazoo MI 49008

Dr. Eklov received a B.S. in Chemistry with honors from the University of Michigan in 1998, and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2005 (T. R. Hoye). After post-doctoral studies at the University of Illinois (S. E. Denmark), he joined the staff at Kalexsyn as a research chemist in 2007, and is currently associate director of chemistry. During his time at Kalexsyn, he has led a large team of scientists in a collaboration with a major pharmaceutical company to search for inhibitors of mTor. He also is collaborating with a major chemical supplier to develop chemistry that enables academic discoveries to be translated into marketable reagents.