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2018 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards

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

Mary Eileen Dowling Walter Elected to Board of Directors

Mary Eileen Dowling Walter was elected to the Board of Directors at the 2018 annual meeting. Ms. Walter also has served on the Boards of the Rochester General Hospital Association, Rochester General Hospital, the Rochester Garden Club, and McCurdy and Company, Inc. She was a Vice President at B. Foreman Company and holds a BA in Economics from Newton College (now part of Boston College).

Dreyfus Recognized at Spring 2018 ACS National Meeting

At the Spring 2018 national meeting of the American Chemical Society, the Dreyfus Foundation was recognized for 25 years of support of the ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences & the ACS Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences. Pictured are Dreyfus Board members Richard Zare & Scott Walter with Dorothy J. Phillips, ACS Director-at-Large.

Nocera & Rogers Elected Dreyfus Advisors

Daniel Nocera and John Rogers have been elected to serve as Advisors to the Dreyfus Foundation, effective April 2018. Nocera is the Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy at Harvard University. His group has pioneered studies in renewable energy conversion and invented the artificial leaf and bionic leaf. Rogers is the Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University. His research seeks to understand and exploit interesting characteristics of “soft” and unusual classes of materials. These include polymers, liquid crystals, biological tissues, and semiconductor micro/nanomaterials. His focus is on bio-integrated systems and bio-inspired designs.

Dreyfus Foundation 2017 Year in Review

The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation 2017 Year in Review is now available. This brief report includes information about 2017 Dreyfus Prize winner Michele Parrinello, the upcoming ACS / Dreyfus symposium on Theoretical & Computational Chemistry, the Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Conference, lectureships at the University of Basel & undergraduate institutions, 2017 award recipients, and 2018 program deadlines. Read it here.