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The Karpay Award in Structural Biology

The Karpay Award in Structural Biology was established in 2010 to honor the memory of Dr. Anne Karpay. Each year the award recognizes one senior graduate student who is a well-rounded colleague and scientist, who is collaborative and collegial, and who has performed exceptional research in structural biology. The winner then presents a research talk as part of the award ceremony.




Recipients of The Karpay Award in Structural Biology

Year Recipient Research Title
2024 Eli McDonald (Meiler/Plate) “CFTR Folding: Started from the Translocon Now We Here”
2023 Ivette Perez (Iverson) “Arrestin Development, next episode?”
2022 Noah Bradley (Eichman) “DNA Damage: If You Break It, You Fix It”
2021 James Hutchison (Sanders) “We’re All in This Together: Choosing the Right RAFTing Partners”
2020 Justin Marinko (Sanders) “There and Back Again: A Protein’s Tale”
2019 Caleigh Azumaya (Nakagawa) “Grad School: It’s a TRP”
2018 Meredith Frazier (Jackson) “Along for the ride: structural and functional studies of AP4 and its accessory protein tepsin”
2017 Norie Sugitani (Chazin) “Scaffolding branches: XPA in DNA repair and graduate school survival”
2016 Qiuyan Chen (Iverson/Gurevich) “Arrestin activation? Just press the right buttons”
2015 Kathleen F. Mittendorf (Sanders) “Pigs in a Blanket on My Rafting Trip: Membrane Proteins and Neurodegeneration”
2014 Nicole Chumbler (Lacy) “Who’s the boss? Structural investigations of Clostridium difficile Toxin A autoprocessing”
2013 Paul Barrett (Sanders) “Where’s My Doughnut? A Link Between Cholesterol and Alzheimer’s Disease”
2012 Chris A. Brosey (Chazin) “Floating away on a Brownian waltz: Uncovering the architecture and dynamics of ssDNA-binding by Replication Protein A”
2011 Yoana Dimitrova (Chazin) “Taming the beast: TBL1 and adventures in structural biology and graduate school”

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