Issue Date: January 16, 2017
Akron Award to Paul Hergenrother
Paul J. Hergenrother, Kenneth L. Rinehart Jr. Endowed Chair in Natural Products Chemistry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is the recipient of the 2016 Akron Section Award, given by the ACS Akron Section to promising young industrial or academic scientists. The award consists of $1,000 and a plaque.
Hergenrother’s research focuses on the synthesis of complex and diverse compounds from natural products and the identification of anticancer targets and targets for drug-resistant bacteria. He is cofounder and chief scientific officer of Vanquish Oncology.
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