Dr. Lynn is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Chemistry and Biology at Emory University. He received his A.B. degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill and his Ph.D. in organic/biological chemistry from Duke University. In addition, he was awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) fellowship at Columbia University.
Dr. Lynn received the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, was awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship, and was elected chair of the Gordon Conference on Bioorganic Chemistry. He has served on NIH scientific advisory boards ranging from genetics to bioorganic and natural products and is on the advisory boards for Amyloid: The Journal of Protein Folding Disorders and Current Organic Synthesis.