Assistant Professor Kang-Kuen Ni has been named a recipient of one of this year’s Packard Fellowships in Science and Engineering, which funds the research programs of innovative early-career scientists and engineers for five years. Of 18 overall recipients, Professor Ni is one of 4 chemists to be honored with the Packard Fellowship this year. Read more about New Packard Fellowship to Kang-Kuen Ni
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.
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. Read more about CCB Director Elizabeth Lennox named Co-Director of Graduate Studies in CCB
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. Read more about Two New Assistant Professors Join CCB
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!