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CSB faculty receive awards

Posted by on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 in News.

Steven Damo, Jamaine Davis, John Yang

CSB faculty Steven Damo, Jamaine Davis and John Yang were recently recognized for their work in promoting diversity and inclusion in science, Alzheimer’s research and computational enzyme design.

Fisk University Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Life and Physical Sciences, Steven Damo was awarded a Science Diversity Leadership grant by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) in partnership with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM). Steve’s funded project aims to characterize the molecular mechanisms of the zinc efflux protein CadD from S. agalactiae, a pathogen that is the leading cause of adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Meharry Medical College Assistant Professor Jamaine Davis was awarded an APOE Biology in Alzheimer’s (ABA) grant by the Alzheimer’s Association through the Alzheimer’s Disease Strategic Fund (ADSF). Jamaine’s lab will use the grant to help understand how SNPs associated with health disparities influence lipid loading to APOE.

Vanderbilt Assistant Professor John Yang was named a 2022 Robin Hochstrasser Young Investigator Award Honorary Mention by Elsevier Publishing and Chemical Physics. The award recognizes John’s theoretical work on the dynamic nature of reactive intermediates. Click here to check out John’s other works on computational enzyme design.

Congratulations to our fabulous researchers on these exciting achievements! ~ K.D.D

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