Maquat elected to National Academy of Medicine

Lynne Elizabeth Maquat  is one of 80 new members elected to the National Academy of Medicine. Maquat’s research focuses on RNA decay pathways in relation to human diseases.

In memoriam: Harvey Penefsky

Influential bioenergetics and enzyme kinetics researcher Harvey S. Penefsky passed away in July at the age of 92. Penefsky’s kinetic insights shaped the understanding of the mechanism of ATP synthase. This research provided the groundwork for Paul D. Boyer, who elucidated the enzymatic mechanism of ATP synthase.

Hall wins Lasker Basic Medical Research award

Michael N. Hall, professor of biochemistry at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, has received the 2017 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research award.

Retrospective: Ching C. Wang (1936 – 2017)

C.C. Wang was a passionate scientist who turned a childhood of suffering into a lifetime crusade against parasitic diseases.

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