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The Skaggs Institute
for Chemical Biology

Scientific Report 2008

Staff Awards and Activities

Barbas, C.F. III—Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award, American Chemical Society; Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry; Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science; In-Cites Highly Cited Researcher, Thomson Scientific, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Member, Faculty in Chemical Biology, Faculty of 1000, Biology Reports, Ltd.; Editorial Boards, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry.

Bartfai, T.—Member, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Chemistry Section.

Beutler, E.—First Annual Wallace H. Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hematology, American Society of Hematology; AABB Karl Landsteiner Award and Lectureship; Donald I. Feinstein Distinguished Lecturer, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California; Member, National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board, Burnham Institute for Medical Research; Member, Scientific Advisory Boards, Edwards Lifesciences, iMetrikus, Optimer Pharmaceuticals; Contributing Editor, Blood Cells, Molecules and Diseases; Associate Editor, Acta Haematologica.

Boger, D.L.—Nieuwland Lecturer, Notre Dame University, Norte Dame, Indiana; Wyeth Lecturer, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland; Editor-in-Chief, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters; Editorial Boards, Tetrahedron Publications, Organic Reactions, Current Opinion in Drug Discovery and Development, Current Drugs.

Fedor, M.J.—Chair, Macromolecular Structure and Function Study Section E, National Institutes of Health; Associate Editor, Journal of Biological Chemistry; Editorial Board, RNA.

Janda, K.D.—Section Head, Faculty in Chemical Biology, Faculty of 1000, Biology Reports, Ltd.; American Regional Editor, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry; Editorial Boards, Chemical Reviews, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Combinatorial Chemistry Research and Applications, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, Combinatorial Chemistry High-Throughput Screening.

Joyce, G.F.—Member, National Academy of Sciences; Member, Committee on International Security and Arms Control, National Academy of Sciences; Member, External Advisory Board, Beckman Institute, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California; Head, Faculty in Chemical Biology, Faculty of 1000, Biology Reports, Ltd.; Associate Editor, Evolutionary Computation, Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere.

Kelly, J.W.—Vincent du Vigneaud Award, American Peptide Society.

Lerner, R.A.—Jesse W. Beams Memorial Lecture in Biophysics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia; K.T. Wang Bioorganic Chemistry Lectureship, Taipei, Taiwan; Editorial Boards, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, Catalysis Technology, Drug Targeting and Delivery, Journal of Virology, Molecular Biology and Medicine, Molecular Medicine, Vaccine, Angewandte Chemie.

Nicolaou, K.C.—Award of Excellence, Western Regional Meeting, American Chemical Society; August-Wilhelm-von-Hofmann-Denkmünze Award; Marvel Lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign, Illinois; Creigee Lecturer, University of Karlsruhe, Germany; Behringer Simon Lecturer, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland; Co-Editor-in-Chief, Chemistry and Biology; Editorial Boards, Tetrahedron Publications, Synthesis, Carbohydrate Letters, Chemistry—A European Journal, Perspectives in Drug Discovery and Design, Indian Journal of Chemistry, Section B, Combinatorial Chemistry High-Throughput Screening, Current Opinion in Bioorganic Chemistry, Current Organic Chemistry, Organic Letters, ChemBioChem, Chemistry and Biodiversity, Bulletin for the Chemical Society of Japan, Chemistry—An Asian Journal, International Journal of Oncology.

Rebek, J., Jr.—Ta-shue Chou Award, Academia Sinica, Taiwan; Joullie Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Marker Lecture, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland; Member, Wittgenstein Prize Committee; Editorial Boards, Chemistry and Biology, Current Opinion in Chemistry and Biology, Journal of Supramolecular Chemistry.

Sharpless, K.B.—Honorary Doctorate, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China; Nobel Laureate Lectures, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia; Editorial Boards, Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis, Arkivoc, Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, Chemistry—An Asian Journal, Chirality, Current Opinion in Drug Discovery and Development, Current Drug Discovery Technologies, Enantiomer, Organic Letters, Synlett, Topics in Stereochemistry.

Williamson, J.R.—Associate Editor, Annual Reviews of Biophysics and Biomolecular Structure; Editorial Boards, ACS Chemical Biology, RNA, Molecular Cell, Chemistry and Biology, Structure.

Wilson, I.A.—Honorary Doctorate of Science, University of St. Andrews, Scotland; Fellow, Royal Society of London; Corresponding Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh; Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Member, Board of Directors, Keystone Symposia; Associate Editor, Journal of Molecular Biology, Immunity; Editorial Boards, Science, Journal of Experimental Medicine.

Wong, C.-H.—F.A. Cotton Medal for Excellence in Chemical Research, American Chemical Society; Scientific Advisor, Max-Planck-Institute, Dortmund, Germany; Editor-in-Chief, Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry; Chair, Executive Board of Editors, Tetrahedron Publications; Editorial Boards, Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, Biocatalysis, Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis.

Wright, P.E.—Leach Medal, Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function, Lorne, Australia; Fellow, International Society of Magnetic Resonance; Member, National Academy of Sciences; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Molecular Biology; Editorial Boards, Biochemistry, Current Opinion in Structural Biology, Journal of Biomolecular NMR.

Wüthrich, K.—Doctor of Medicine honoris causa, University of Pécs, Hungary; Doctor of Chemistry honoris causa, Universidad del Norte, Asunción, Paraguay; Doctor honoris causa, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia; Laurea Specialistica in Biotechnology honoris causa, University of Verona, Italy; Docteur honoris causa, Université René Descartes, Paris, France; Irving L. Schwartz Lecture, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York; Aline U. and James M. Orten Memorial Lecture, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan; Philip Handler Lecture, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Biomolecular NMR; Associate Editor, Advanced Science Letters; Editorial Boards, Biochimie, Biomolecular NMR Assignments, Biopolymers, ChemBioChem, Chemical Physics Letters, Current Opinion in Structural Biology, IUBMB Life, Journal of Magnetic Resonance, Journal of Membrane Biology, Journal of Structural and Functional Genomics, Proteins, Structure