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Award Winners 2022

Padmanabhan Balaram

Padmanabhan Balaram

Professor
Indian Institute of Science

R. Bruce Merrifield Award

Robert Bruce Merrifield, July 15, 1921 — May 14, 2006, was an American biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1984 for the invention of solid phase peptide synthesis. His wife Elizabeth, Libby, a biologist by training, joined the Merrifield laboratory at Rockefeller University where she worked for over 23 years. The Merrifield Award recognizes the lifetime achievement of a peptide scientist, whose work exemplifies the highest level of scientific creativity.

Alanna Schepartz

Alanna Schepartz

T. Z. and Irmgard Chu Distinguished Chair
The University of California, Berkeley

Vincent du Vigneaud Award

Vincent du Vigneaud, May 18, 1901 – December 11, 1978, was an American biochemist. He won the 1955 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his work on biochemically important sulphur compounds, especially for the first synthesis of a polypeptide hormone," a reference to his work on the cyclic peptide oxytocin. The Vincent du Vigneaud Awards recognize outstanding achievement in peptide research at mid-career.

Joel P. Schneider

Joel P. Schneider

Deputy Director of Basic Science
National Cancer Institute - Center for Cancer Research

Vincent du Vigneaud Award

Vincent du Vigneaud, May 18, 1901 – December 11, 1978, was an American biochemist. He won the 1955 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his work on biochemically important sulphur compounds, especially for the first synthesis of a polypeptide hormone," a reference to his work on the cyclic peptide oxytocin. The Vincent du Vigneaud Awards recognize outstanding achievement in peptide research at mid-career.

Jean Chmielewski

Jean Chmielewski

Alice Watson Kramer Distinguished Professor
Purdue University

Murray Goodman Award

Professor Murray Goodman passed away in Germany on June 1, 2004 at the age of 75 after a very brief illness. Murray, as he was known to thousands of peptide chemists world wide, was the immediate past president of our society. He was an incisive and influential force in the field of peptide chemistry and remained active, dedicated and enthusiastic until the end. The Goodman Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated career-long research excellence in the field of peptide science. In addition, the selected individual should have been responsible for significant mentorship and training of students, post-doctoral fellows, and/or other co-workers

Bradley Pentelute

Bradley Pentelute

Professor of Chemistry
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rao Makineni Lectureship

The Rao Makineni Lectureship was established in 2003 by an endowment by PolyPeptide Laboratories and Murray and Zelda Goodman. The Lectureship honors Rao Makineni, a long-time supporter of peptide science, peptide scientists, and the American Peptide Society. The Makineni Lectureship recognizes an individual who has made a recent contribution of unusual merit to research in the field of peptide science. The award is intended to recognize original and singular discoveries rather than cumulative or lifetime contributions.

Caroline Proulx

Caroline Proulx

Assistant Professor
North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Early Career Lectureship

Established in 2019 and sponsored by the American Peptide Society, the Early Career Lectureship recognizes outstanding early career investigators who have demonstrated innovative research in peptide science. Two recipients will be chosen biennially and each will deliver a talk at the Symposium in a session appropriate to their work.

Yftah Tal-Gan

Yftah Tal-Gan

Associate Professor
University of Nevada at Reno

Early Career Lectureship

Established in 2019 and sponsored by the American Peptide Society, the Early Career Lectureship recognizes outstanding early career investigators who have demonstrated innovative research in peptide science. Two recipients will be chosen biennially and each will deliver a talk at the Symposium in a session appropriate to their work.