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Sunney Xie joins the National Academy of Medicine

Sunney Xie joins the National Academy of Medicine

October 19, 2016

Congratulations to Professor Sunney Xie, just elected to the National Academy of Medicine! Membership is a recognition of his outstanding professional achievements in biophysical chemistry and commitment to service in the fields of health and medicine. Xie was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2011 and was honored with the Albany Prize in Medicine in 2015, and is a two-time recipient of the NIH Pioneer Award.

Dr. Richard H. Holm Wins Welch Award

Dr. Richard H. Holm Wins Welch Award

September 12, 2016

The Welch Foundation has named Dr. Richard H. Holm a recipient of the 2016 Welch Award, to be presented in October. He will share the prize with Dr. Stephen J. Lippard, MIT.

SitN director Amy Gilson is a SMASH16 Fellow

September 9, 2016

CCB graduate student Amy Gilson is one of the inaugural class of Fellows chosen for the 2016 Science Media Awards & Summit in the Hub conference, hosted by radio station WGBH. The conference takes place September 20-22. A gathering of over 300 leading scientists, journalists, and science media communicators from all over the world, SMASH16 explores new methods of innovation in interactive science media.

CCB Director Elizabeth Lennox named Co-Director of Graduate Studies in CCB

August 8, 2016

CCB Department Chair Charlie Lieber and Dan Nocera, Director of Graduate Studies, announce that Lab Director Elizabeth Lennox has been appointed as the CCB Co-Director of Graduate Studies. She will partner with Dan Nocera to work with CCB's students across the platform of questions and issues that can arise during one's graduate education experience. As noted when she joined CCB, her extensive background in leadership positions both centrally and within other graduate departments at Harvard allows her to offer unique mentorship and guidance to students during their time in CCB.

Two New Assistant Professors Join CCB

July 18, 2016

We are very pleased to welcome Assistant Professors Brian Liau and Christina Woo to CCB as of July 1st! Professor Liau is no stranger to CCB, having received his Ph.D. in 2013 and undergraduate degree in Chemistry & Physics in 2007. Most recently, he has been working on cancer epigenetics at Massachusetts General Hospital. Professor Woo, a graduate of Wellesley College and Yale University, joins us from Stanford University, where she has held a Jane Coffin Childs postdoctoral fellowship in the area of chemical glycoproteomics.

Chicago's Benton Medal Goes to Jim Anderson

Chicago's Benton Medal Goes to Jim Anderson

June 9, 2016

The University of Chicago bestows its infrequently-awarded Benton Medal for Distinguished Public Service this year to Professor Jim Anderson. He is cited for work that "spans precise laboratory measurements, airborne field campaigns, and policy initiatives on the national and international stage." He receives the award at the university's 527th convocation in mid-June. Congratulations, Professor Anderson!