Volume 96 Issue 2 | p. 40 | Awards
Issue Date: January 8, 2018

Ralph F. Hirschmann Award in Peptide Chemistry: Lila M. Gierasch

Department: ACS News
Keywords: ACS News, national awards, Lila M. Gierasch

Sponsor: Merck Research Laboratories

Citation: For her seminal contributions to peptide structure and function, peptide models for protein folding and function, and roles of peptide and protein aggregation in disease.

Current position: Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Education: A.B., chemistry, Mount Holyoke College; Ph.D., biophysics, Harvard University

Gierasch on what she hopes to accomplish in the next decade: “The environment in a cell is . . .

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