A CALS faculty member is among three from UW-Madison who were recently honored with prestigious awards from the American Chemical Society (ACS) to recognize excellence in research. The professors will be recognized during a ceremony at the 251st ACS National Meeting in San Diego, on March 15.
The CALS honoree is Ronald Raines, Henry Lardy Professor of Biochemistry, Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Biology, and professor of chemistry. Raines was awarded the Ralph F. Hirschmann Award in Peptide Chemistry for revealing that a previously unappreciated force — the n-to-pi* interaction — stabilizes all proteins and helps to create hyper-stable and human-scale synthetic collagens for wound treatment and other applications.
The other UW-Madison honorees are Nicholas Abbott, John T. and Magdalen L. Sobota Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering who was awarded the ACS Award in Colloid and Surface Chemistry and Shannon Stahl, professor of chemistry who was awarded the ACS Award for Affordable Green Chemistry.
For more information about the other honorees and ACS, read the full UW-Madison News release.