The Protein Society Young Investigator Award
The Protein Society Young Investigator Award recognizes a scientist in the first 8 years of an independent career who has made an important contribution to the study of proteins.*
The 2013 award was presented to Dr. Feng Shao (National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing) at the 27th Annual Symposium. Dr. Shao’s creative work has shown how pathogenic bacteria modulate signaling cascades and evade host immune responses, and has led to several critical discoveries, such as a family of cysteine proteases that detach Rho GTPases from the membrane and several bacterial effectors that influence ubiquitin signaling.
Award History (formerly known as The Irving Sigal Young Invesitgator Award)
Past recipients of the award include: Mei Hong (2012) Tarun M Kapoor (2012) Shu-ou Shan (2011), Charalampos Kalodimos (2010), Virginia Cornish (2009), Jamie Doudna Cate (2008), Benjamin Cravatt (2007), Vijay Pande (2006), Thomas Muir (2005), Erin O’Shea and Jonathan Weissman (2004), Yigong Shi (2003), Carolyn Bertozzi (2002), Kevan Shokat (2001), David Baker (2000), Jeffery Kelly (1999), Nikola Pavletich (1998), John Kuriyan (1997), Michael Summers (1996), Stuart Schreiber (1995), Peter Kim (1994), Ad Bax and Marius Clore (1993), Peter Schultz (1992), Carl Pabo (1991), Rachel Klevit (1990), and William DeGrado (1989).
2014 nominations are being accepted until September 27, 2013. Click here for details.
The 2014 awards will be presented at the 28th Annual Symposium of The Protein Society in San Diego, California.
*With allowances for familial leave or other exigent circumstance.