Issue Date: January 8, 2018
Ralph F. Hirschmann Award in Peptide Chemistry: 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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