James Petersson & Joseph Subotnik named Sloan Fellows

James Petersson and Joe Subotnik have both been named as 2012 Sloan Research Fellows. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 118 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. 

The full list of Sloan Research Fellows is linked below:


Marisa Kozlowski named a Penn Fellow

University of Pennsylvania Provost Vincent Price and Vice Provost for Faculty Lynn Hollen Lees have appointed Professor Marisa Kozlowski to the fourth cohort of the Penn Fellows. The Penn Fellows program, begun in 2009, provides leadership development to select Penn faculty members in mid-career.

Gai research featured

A research group led by Penn Chemistry Professor Feng Gai has devised a way to watch proteins fold in "real-time," which could lead to a better understanding of protein folding and misfolding in general. Click the link to read the full story.

Feng Gai elected Fellow of the APS

Prof. Feng Gai has been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society. 

The citation, which will be published in the March 2012 issue of APS News, reads as follows: "For his pioneering contributions to the field of protein folding, in particular the innovative use of infrared spectroscopy and the novel development of vibrational probes to elucidate the fundamental folding mechanism."

Joe Subotnik to receive ACS HP Outstanding Junior Faculty Award

Joe Subotnik has been named a recipient of the highly competitive ACS HP Outstanding Junior Faculty Award for 2012. Joe will receive his award at a ceremony at the ACS National Meeting in San Diego next spring. More information on the award can be found by following the link.

Larry Sneddon honored by local ACS Section

Larry Sneddon has been selected to receive the 2011 American Chemical Society Philadelphia Section Award. First given in 1962, this Award recognizes an individual "who, by conspicuous scientific achievement through research, has made important contributions to man's knowledge and thereby aided the public appreciation of the profession." Larry will receive the award in the Department on Thursday, October 20.

Virgil Percec Research on Dendrimersomes Featured...

Virgil Percec's research on dendrimersomes is featured in the latest issue of Penn Arts & Sciences Magazine. Read the full article on page seven in the link below.

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