Dr. Eriks Rozners is Chair of the Chemistry Department at SUNY Binghamton, where he is also a professor in chemistry and bioorganic chemistry.
After postdoctoral stays at Stockholm University, the Karolinska Institute, the University of Wisconsin and University of Michigan, Dr. Rozners started his independent research career in 2001 as an Assistant Professor at Northeastern University. He moved to SUNY Binghamton as Associate Professor of Chemistry in 2008, and was promoted to full professor in 2015. In addition to his current position at SUNY Binghamton, he serves as Secretary of the Carbohydrate Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS). His research interests are in organic chemistry and biochemistry of nucleic acids with a focus on RNA structure and function elucidation. For related research in these fields, he received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities in 2016, ACS Binghamton Local Section Distinguished Research Award in 2021, and the ACS Division of Carbohydrate Chemistry Melville L. Wolfrom Award in 2021.
Dr. Rozners received a degree in chemical engineering and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Riga Technical University in Latvia.