Dr. Gregory Cook is Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at North Dakota State University. He received his bachelors degree in chemistry in 1988 from Olivet College, Olivet, Michigan. He went on to pursue graduate studies at Michigan State University and completed his Ph.D. in 1994. After two years as a NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University he joined the faculty at NDSU in 1996. Dr. Cook was promoted to Associate Professor in 2002 and full professor in 2008. In July 2009 he took over the reigns as the department chair.
Professor Cook has an established research program developing new environmentally friendly catalytic methods for the synthesis of small organic molecules. He also leads a team of researchers looking for new cures for cancer. In 2006 he received the College of Science and Mathematics award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2007 was named the Walter F. and Verna Gehrts Endowed Professor at NDSU. And he received the Robert Odney Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2011.