Volume 89 Issue 9 | pp. 59-60 | Awards
Issue Date: February 28, 2011

Arthur C. Cope Scholar Awards: Martin D. Burke

Recipients are honored for contributions of major significance to chemistry
Department: ACS News
Keywords: ACS, awards, MIDA boronates, molecular prosthetics, iterative cross-coupling

Research on molecular prosthetics—the use of small molecules that carry out proteinlike functions to cure human diseases—and groundbreaking advances in the field of organic synthesis have earned assistant professor Martin D. Burke of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, a 2011 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award.

Burke’s “pioneering vision for molecular prosthetics has the potential to be revolutionary,” chemistry professor Stuart L. Schreiber of Harvard University notes. And his “nascent research program . . .

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