January 10, 2014
Sina Ghaemmaghami, an assistant professor of biology and member of the Biology & Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Structural & Computational Biology graduate programs at the University of Rochester, has been recognized by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a scientist who
exemplifies the roleof teacher-scholar. The NSF has named Ghaemmaghami a winner of its Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER).
The award includes a five-year grant totaling $950,000 to fund Ghaemmaghami's research into protein folding.
Sina is already recognized as one of the brightest in his field," said John Jaenike, chair of the University's Department of Biology.
His work on protein folding and proteomic turnover is of central importance to understanding basic cell physiology.
As an early-career scientist, this award will go a long way in helping me establish a viable long-term research program at the University,said Ghaemmaghami.
I especially appreciate the special focus this award places on the integration of education, which will lead to research opportunities for more undergraduates.
January 7, 2014
In Memoriam: Fred Sherman - The First Yeast Molecular Biologist
The journal Genetics has published an article in memory of Dr. Fred Sherman, who died September 16, 2013 at the age of 81 years after a long illness. A renowned molecular biologist, Fred obtained his Ph.D. with Robert Mortimer at the University of California, Berkeley, followed by postdoctoral training with Boris Ephrussi in France and Herschel Roman in Seattle. He spent his entire career as a Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Fred received many awards, including election to the National Academy of Sciences.
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