Wells wins ASBMB-Merck Award
James Wells, PhD, chair of the UCSF School of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, has been named the 2010 recipient of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Merck Award for his pioneering studies in the field of protein engineering. The award has been given since 1981 and recognizes outstanding contributions to research in biochemistry and molecular biology. Wells will present his award lecture, entitled "Probing and Controlling Cellular Remodeling Enzymes," on April 26, 2010, in Anaheim, California at the annual ASBMB meeting.
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