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Jamie Doudna Cate has won the 2008 Irving Sigal Young Investigator Award

Jamie Doudna Cate

January 23, 2008

Professor of Chemistry Jamie Doudna Cate has won the 2008 Irving Sigal Young Investigator Award of the Protein Society. The award, sponsored by Merck Research Laboratories, recognizes a significant contribution to the study of proteins by a scientist who is in the early stages of an independent career and, generally, not more than 40 years of age at the time of the award.

The 2008 award will be presented to Doudna Cate on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 for his outstanding pioneering scientific contributions to the field of structural biology, particularly to our understanding of the structures of RNA and ribosomes.

Founded in 1986, the Protein Society is the leading international society devoted to furthering research and development in protein science. The society is a member of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), a coalition of 21 independent societies that plays an active role in lobbying for the interests of biomedical scientists.

Previous Department of Chemistry winners include Carolyn Bertozzi, Kevan Shokat and John Kuriyan.

Says Doudna Cate, “It's an incredible honor to be awarded the Irving Sigal Young Investigator Award. It's also great to have three past recipients as colleagues in Chemistry!”

More Information
College of Chemistry Faculty Page
The Cate Research Group

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