John A. Stanko was awarded a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Duke University in Durham, N.C. on Sept. 1, 2009.
His dissertation involved both the methodology of 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reactions and the total synthesis of the sugar substitute, Monatin.
He is a 1999 graduate of Panther Valley High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Moravian College, Bethlehem, in 2003.
Dr. Stanko is currently teaching organic chemistry as part of the instructional staff at Duke University.