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Noah Bradley wins Karpay Award

Posted by on Friday, November 19, 2021 in News.

Noah Bradley

Congratulations to Noah Bradley, of the Eichman Lab, for being named the 2022 recipient of The Karpay Award in Structural Biology. “I am very grateful and humbled to receive this award,” Noah said.

Noah joined Brandt Eichman’s lab in 2017 after graduating from The Ohio State University in 2016 with a major in molecular genetics. However, his passion for research began as a high school student studying rotifers and antimicrobial resistance in a biotechnology program. As an undergraduate, he participated in research projects in the labs of Prabir Dutta and Paul Herman and decided to continue his studies in graduate school at Vanderbilt to fulfill his desire to conduct academic research.

His current research is focused on the biochemical, genetic and structural characterization of a newly discovered family of DNA repair enzymes, the AlkX/AlkZ DNA glycosylases, which are involved in DNA interstrand crosslink repair and self-resistance to genotoxic antibiotics. As a part of the Eichman lab, Noah has established research collaborations with the Antonis Rokas lab at Vanderbilt, the Coran Watanabe lab at Texas A&M and the Gong-Li Tang lab at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Outside the lab, Noah can be found backpacking, exploring nature with his dog, cooking, attending concerts with friends or listening to true crime podcasts.

Noah presents DNA Damage: If You Break It, You Fix It on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, as part of the MBTP/CSB Seminar Series. The seminar begins at 12:20pm in 1220 MRB3 with the award presentation to follow.

“Honoring the legacy and memory of Dr. Karpay has been very special to me since I’ve been at Vanderbilt,” said Noah. “Hearing stories of her passion and dedication for scientific research is incredibly inspiring.”

The Karpay Award was established in 2010 to honor the memory of Dr. Anne Karpay, who died after a four-year battle with breast cancer. It is funded entirely by donations to an endowment managed through the Development Office of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Donate to the fund online.

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