and Groves receive Hellman Awards
professors Matthew Francis and Jay Groves have each
received a 2004 Hellman Award. Established by F. Warren Hellman
in 1995, the purpose of the Hellman Family Faculty Fund is to
support substantially the research of promising assistant professors
who show capacity for great distinction in their research.
is studying "Modified viral capsides as targeted delivery
vectors for anticancer agents." Research in the Francis group
is focused on the development of new synthetic methods for the
construction of nanoscale materials. The central strategy involves
the attachment of new functional components to specific locations
on structural proteins, and the subsequent self-assembly of these
conjugates into new types of materials with useful electronic
and biological functions.
focuses on the "Surface chemistry of cell membranes."
Many of his research projects seek to develop a fundamental understanding
of the chemical and physical paradigms governing biochemical processes
on the cell membrane.
Francis research site
Groves research site