Alice and C.C. Wang Award in Molecular Parasitology


Michael A.J. Ferguson, associate dean for research strategy for the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee in Scotland, won the ASBMB's 2016 Alice and C.C. Wang Award in Molecular Parasitology. Ferguson discovered glycosyl-phosphatidyl inositol, or GPI, anchors, and his translational work developing therapeutics that target the GPI parasitic pathway is influencing treatments for malaria, typanosomiasis and other devastating illnesses.

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ASBMB Award for Education


Charles Brenner, professor and head of the biochemistry department at the University of Iowa, is the winner of the ASBMB's 2016 Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education. Brenner has been lauded for his commitment to cutting-edge education that broadens opportunities for students, including his advocacy for core competency changes that will improve medical preparation, new course development and programs that help postdocs teach.

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ASBMB–Merck Award


Ronald R. Breaker of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Yale University won the 2016 ASBMB–Merck Award for his discovery and characterization of natural allosteric RNAs and for the development of key bioinformatic tools leading to the discovery of functional noncoding RNAs essential for bacterial survival.

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ASBMB Young Investigator Award


Cole Haynes at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center won the 2016 ASBMB Young Investigator Award. Haynes' work has had a substantial impact on the understanding of the unfolded protein response, or UPR, that occurs in the mitochondria in reaction to stress.

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Avanti Award in Lipids


Robert V. Farese Jr., professor of genetics and complex diseases at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, won the ASBMB's 2016 Avanti Award in Lipids for his seminal contributions to the understanding of neutral lipid metabolism and its relevance to homeostatic mechanisms in health and disease.

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Earl and Thressa Stadtman Scholar Award: Marraffini


Luciano Marraffini, assistant professor and head of the Laboratory of Bacteriology at The Rockefeller University, is the co-winner of the ASBMB's 2016 Earl and Thressa Stadtman Scholar Award. The award acknowledges the contributions of early-career researchers. Marraffini is being honored for his work on CRISPR–Cas immunity.

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Earl and Thressa Stadtman Scholar Award: Skiniotis


Georgios Skiniotis, associate professor of biological chemistry at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute and the University of Michigan Medical School, is the co-winner of the ASBMB's 2016 Earl and Thressa Stadtman Scholar Award for his innovative use of electron microscopy.

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Bert and Natalie Vallee Award in Biomedical Science


Aziz Sancar at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, a 2015 Nobel prize winner, won the ASBMB's 2016 Bert and Natalie Vallee Award in Biomedical Science for his contributions to the field of DNA repair.

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DeLano Award for Computational Biosciences


Todd Yeates, professor of biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles, won the ASBMB's 2016 DeLano Award for Computational Biosciences. Yeates' exceptional contributions to the field of computational structural biology include the free sharing of a program that validates the accuracy of protein structures and another that addresses the complex crystallography problem known as twinning. 

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Herbert A. Sober Lectureship


Stephen Sligar at the University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign, won the ASBMB's 2016 Herbert A. Sober Lectureship for his discovery, development and use of nanodisc technology.

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Herbert Tabor Research Award


Robert G. Roeder, head of the Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at The Rockefeller University, won the ASBMB's 2016 Herbert Tabor Research Award for his pioneering work on eukaryotic transcription initiation. The Tabor award recognizes outstanding scientific accomplishments, excellence in biological chemistry and molecular biology, and significant contributions to the community of scientists. 

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Howard K. Schachman Public Service Award


U.S. Reps. Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Diana DeGette, D-Colo., won the ASBMB's 2016 Howard K. Schachman Public Service Award for their championing of biomedical research and tireless efforts drafting and ensuring passage of the 21st Century Cures Act.

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Mildred Cohn Award


Eva Nogales at the University of California, Berkeley, won the ASBMB's 2016 Mildred Cohn Award in Biological Chemistry for her revolutionary application of structural biology to molecular-level insights of essential large multiprotein complexes. The Cohn award honors scientists who have utilized physical approaches to make substantial advances in understanding biological chemistry.

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Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award


Avery August, professor of immunology and chair of the microbiology and immunology department at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, won the ASBMB's 2016 Ruth Kirschstein Diversity in Science Award for his advocacy and mentoring of underrepresented minorities in the sciences.

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Shaw Young Investigator Award in Lipid Research


Christer Ejsing, associate professor at the University of Southern Denmark, won the ASBMB's 2016 Walter A. Shaw Young Investigator Award in Lipid Research. Ejsing’s research focuses on the development and application of mass spectrometry to understand how lipid metabolism is regulated on a global scale. 

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William C. Rose Award


Susan J. Baserga, professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry, genetics and therapeutic radiology at Yale University, is the winner of the ASBMB's 2016 William C. Rose Award for her valuable contributions to ribosome biogenesis research and her dedication as a teacher and a mentor.

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