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Zaida Luthey-Schulten named a Lycan Professor at University of Illinois
Published: November 24, 2009
Posted: December 04, 2009

Professor Zaida (Zan) Luthey-Schulten, a professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champagn, was invested on October 27 as a William H. and Janet G. Lycan Professor at UIUC. This is one of the highest academic honors at that University. Luthey-Schulten, along with colleagues Carl Woese (a molecular biologist) and Nigel Goldenfeld (a theoretical physicist), are studying mechanisms of protein translation with funding from the Office of Biological and Environmental Research. Her elevation to this named Chair was to honor her for her many contributions to protein chemistry during her career, a career far from over as she explores energy landscapes of proteins involved in protein translation.

Contact: Dan Drell, SC-23.2, (301) 903-4742
Topic Areas:

  • Research Area: Genomic Analysis and Systems Biology
  • Cross-Cutting: Lectures, Awards, and Recognition

Division: SC-33.2 Biological Systems Science Division, BER

 

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