Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
826 Latimer Hall
Berkeley, CA, 94720
email: maimone [at]
Office: (510) 642-4488
Lab 917 Latimer: (510) 643-1609
Lab 909 Latimer: (510) 642-9857
Lab 907 Latimer:

  • B.S. University of California, Berkeley (2004)
  • Ph.D. The Scripps Research Institute, CA (2009)
  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2009-2012)

  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) (2019)
  • Arthur C. Cope Scholar (2019)
  • Eli Lilly Grantee Award (2017)
  • National Fresenius Award (2017)
  • Amgen Young Investigator (2017)
  • UC Berkeley Rose Hills Innovator (2017)
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Unrestricted Grant in Synthetic Organic Chemistry (2017)
  • Novartis Early Career Award in Organic Chemistry (2016)
  • Cottrell Scholar (2016)
  • NSF CAREER Award (2016)
  • American Cancer Society Research Scholar (2016)
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow (2015)
  • UC Berkeley Hellman Fellow (2015)
  • Thieme Chemistry Journal New Faculty Award (2013)
  • ACS PRF Doctoral New Investigator (2013)
  • Cupola Era Chair in Chemistry (2012-2014)
  • Elsevier Reaxys PhD Prize Winner (2010)
  • NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellowship (2009-2012)
  • Roche Excellence in Chemistry Award (2008)
  • ACS Division of Organic Chemistry Fellowship (Pfizer Sponsored) (2008)
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Graduate Fellowship (2007)
  • Erich O. and Elly M. Saegebarth Prize in Chemistry (2004)

Biographical Sketch

Tom Maimone was born and raised in the small upstate town of Warsaw, NY. He began undergraduate studies at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, and after two years, transferred to the University of California, Berkeley where he obtained his B.S. degree with high honors in chemistry in 2004. While at Berkeley, Tom conducted undergraduate research in the laboratory of Prof. Dirk Trauner. In the fall of 2005, he began doctoral studies at The Scripps Research Institute under the guidance of Prof. Phil Baran. While at Scripps, Tom completed total syntheses of the alkaloids hapalindole U and ambiguine H, and was part of the team that completed the first laboratory synthesis of the complex diterpene vinigrol. In the fall of 2009, Tom moved to MIT to pursue post-doctoral studies in the laboratory of Prof. Steve Buchwald where he worked in the area of palladium-catalyzed carbon-oxygen and carbon-fluorine bond formation. In July of 2012, Tom returned to UC-Berkeley as an assistant professor in the department of chemistry and in 2018 he was promoted to associate professor.