Dedicated to the advancement
of the chemical sciences


The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation has selected 13 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for 2018. These young faculty have each created an outstanding independent body of scholarship and are deeply committed to education. The frontier accomplishments of these award recipients span the broad range of contemporary research in the chemical sciences. Each Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar receives an unrestricted research grant of $75,000.


Alexander B. Barnes
, Washington University in St. Louis
Magnetic Resonance Technology for In-cell NMR Structural Determination of HIV Latency Reversal Agents


Amie K. Boal
, The Pennsylvania State University
Watching Metalloenzymes at Work


Abhishek Chatterjee
, Boston College
A Genetically Encoded Toolset to Unravel the Roles of Post-translational Modifications in Human Biology


Irene A. Chen, University of California, Santa Barbara
Probing Known Unknowns in Systems Biology


Francesco A. Evangelista, Emory University
Quantum Renormalization Group Methods for Excited States of Strongly Correlated Electrons


Danna Freedman
, Northwestern University
Applying Inorganic Chemistry to Challenges in Physics


Catherine L. Grimes
, University of Delaware
Breaking Down and Building Up Bacterial Cell Walls to Understand Inflammation


John B. Matson
, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Functional Bioactive Materials for Gasotransmitter Delivery and Tissue Engineering


Kang-Kuen Ni
, Harvard University
Ultracold Molecules for Chemistry and Physics


Corinna S. Schindler
, University of Michigan
New Methods for Sustainable Organic Synthesis


Mohammad R. Seyedsayamdost
, Princeton University
Total Chemo-Enzymatic Synthesis of Vancomycin and its Analogs


Mikhail G. Shapiro
, California Institute of Technology
Molecular Engineering for Noninvasive Imaging and Control of Cellular Function


Matthew D. Shoulders
, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Molecular Mechanisms of Protein Folding and Evolution in Living Cells