Volume 88 Issue 8 | p. 45 | Awards
Issue Date: February 22, 2010

Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award: John A. Gerlt

Recipients are honored for contributions of major significance to chemistry
Department: ACS News

Research that has led to a deeper understanding of how enzymes accelerate a wide range of reactions and develop different mechanisms has earned John A. Gerlt of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, one of this year’s Cope Scholar Awards.

From in-depth investigations of enzymatic proton abstraction to identifying substrates for enzymes of unknown function and characterizing evolutionary relationships in enzyme families, “Gerlt’s work is characterized by chemical rigor, keen recognition of new concepts, creativity, and . . .

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