Vol 7. Issue 24 / August 27, 2007


Tom Maimone and Jeremy Richter Win Bristol-Myers Squibb Fellowships
Tom Maimone and Jeremy Richter, both of the Baran lab and both Ph.D. candidates in the Kellogg School of Science and Technology at The Scripps Research Institute, have won 2007-2008 Bristol-Myers Squibb Graduate Fellowships in Organic Synthesis. According to Bristol-Myers Squibb, fellows are chosen based on "demonstrated academic and research achievements and their potential for significant future accomplishments." As fellows, they are invited to present at the 10th Annual Unrestricted Grants Symposium hosted by the company in the spring. Maimone's research has focused on the total synthesis of members of the hapalindole and ambiguine alkaloid families. Richter's research has focused on the total synthesis of complex marine natural products, specifically welwitindolinone A.

So-Hye Cho Awarded Schlumberger Faculty for the Future Grant
So-Hye Cho, a research associate in the M.G. Finn lab, has received a 2007-2008 Faculty for the Future grant. The grant program, run by the Schlumberger Foundation, helps women pursue their academic careers in science and technology, and facilitates gender balance at key universities in emerging economies. It is currently supporting 50 female academics from over 20 countries worldwide. The Faculty for the Future program will help Cho to successfully carry out her project on the development of heavy metal labels for proteins.

Audra Johnson Receives National Eye Institute Award
Audra Johnson, a Kellogg School student working in the Friedlander lab, has won a National Research Service Award from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her project is titled "Bone Marrow Derived Stem Cells for Therapy of Eye Disease."

Andrew Udit Wins Canadian Fellowship
Andrew K. Udit, a research associate in the M.G. Finn lab, has been awarded a fellowship by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The CIHR, the Canadian government's health research funding agency, supports up to 10,000 scientists at universities and hospitals across Canada. In exceptional instances, such as Udit's, the awards are tenable at institutions outside of Canada. Udit's project is titled, "Heparin Mimics for Chemotherapy Using Polyvalent Displays on Virus Particles."

Corey Dambacher Awarded Grant for Unnatural Amino Acid Study
Corey Dambacher, a Ph.D. candidate in the Kellogg School who is working in the Schultz lab, has won a grant from the NIH's National Institute of General Medical Sciences. His project is titled "In Vivo Incorporation of Unnatural Amino Acids."


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