- in recognition of their outstanding work in the fields of bio-organic chemistry (Benkovic) and RNA and structural biology (Conti).
- Vallee Foundation Director and Vallee Visiting Professor Carol V Robinson,
- for pioneering the development of super-resolution microscopy and genome-scale imaging showing new spatial and functional organizations of molecules
- Barbara Baird and Kyoko Nozaki among the 2021 IUPAC Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering awardees.
- VVPs Bonnie Bassler and Patrick Cramer and Vallee Scholar Feng Zhang are among this winter's prize winners.
Vallee Scholar Melissa Harrison, PhD, talks about the research in her lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr Harrison's lab uses the fruit fly - drosophila melanogaster - to look closely at the developmental transitions from DNA to adult cells. Her lab shut down for three months in early 2020 because of the pandemic, but - with some modifications - has been able to function pretty much at capacity since then.
While many research laboratories around the country were shut down last spring, work related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus has continued apace. Vallee Scholar Andrew Kruse, PhD, Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School, who is interested in the mechanistic basis for protein-to-protein interactions, recently spoke about his work using a library of synthetic, yeast-based antibodies he has developed.