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Klinman awarded Chancellor's Professorship

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Judith Klinman
Judith Klinman

February 05, 2009

Chemistry professor Judith Klinman has been appointed a Chancellor's Professor in the Department of Chemistry, starting January 2009. The three-year professorship includes significant research funding.

"I'm honored," says Klinman, "and very happy to have it. It's a wonderful validation from the campus."

Klinman joined the College of Chemistry in 1978 and became a professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology in 1993, with the two departments sharing her appointment. From 2000 — 2003, she served as the Chair of the Department of Chemistry. She was the first tenured female faculty member in the physical sciences at Berkeley and the first female chemistry chair.

Says current chemistry chair Michael Marletta, "Judith Klinman is one of the most outstanding scholars in the department. The impact of her work on mechanisms of enzyme catalysis is stunning in its scope and significance. Her appointment to this chair is richly deserved and I am very proud to have her as a colleague at Berkeley."

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