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Protein Society recognizes Gardner, Gestwicki

ASBMB Today Staff
June 19, 2023

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology members Kevin Gardner and Jason Gestwicki have received 2023 awards from the Protein Society.
 

Kevin Gardner
Jason Gestwicki

Gardner won the Stein & Moore Award, which recognizes eminent leaders in protein science who have made sustained high-impact research contributions to the field. Gestwicki received the Emil Thomas Kaiser Award, which recognizes a recent and highly significant contribution or application of chemistry to the study of proteins.

Gardner is a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the City College of New York and City University of New York Graduate Center as well as and the director of the Structural Biology Initiative at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center. He studies the structure, dynamics and function of ligand-regulated protein interaction domains from bacteria, plants and humans to develop innovative optogenetic tools and cancer therapies. Gardner has won many honors for his research and mentoring including the Biophysical Society Biophysics of Health and Disease Award. He is a member of the ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee.

Gestwicki is a professor of pharmaceutical chemistry and associate director of the institute for neurodegenerative diseases at the University of California, San Francisco. His research focuses on molecular chaperones and developing innovative tools and approaches to target diseases of protein misfolding. The group recently published a research article on the structure–activity relationships of the human 20S proteasome activators.

Gardner, Gestwicki and other Protein Society award recipients will be honored in July at the society’s annual symposium in Boston.

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