University of California, Santa Barbara
To honor the young scientists responsible for the very best papers published in Biochemistry.
Dr. Candice Crilly is the recipient of the 2022 Gordon Hammes Scholar Award. The Gordon Hammes Scholar Award honors the young scientists responsible for the very best papers published in Biochemistry. Established in 2017 and awarded alongside the Gordon Hammes Lectureship Award, the Scholar Award seeks to recognize those at the bench – graduate students, postdocs, and undergraduates – for the outstanding work they do. The award is sponsored jointly by Biochemistry and the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry.
Dr. Crilly was selected as the 2022 winner based on her 2021 article, “Dried Protein Structure Revealed at the Residue Level by Liquid-Observed Vapor Exchange NMR,” co-authored with Julia A. Brom, Mark E. Kowalewski, Samantha Piszkiewicz, and Gary J. Pielak.
“Candice developed a technique called LOVE NMR (yes, it’s true), where LOVE stands for Liquid-Observed Vapor Exchange. This method provides residue-level information on the structure and interactions of dehydrated proteins. It was used to study how mutation affects dry protein structure, and will help scientists develop a more complete understanding of how dehydration impacts protein structure and function. She is a fantastic choice for the Gordon Hammes Scholar Award,” said Biochemistry Editor-in-Chief Alanna Schepartz.
Dr. Crilly will present the Gordon Hammes Scholar Award Lecture during the ACS Spring 2023 Meeting & Exposition March 26 – 30 in Indianapolis, IN.