David Tirrell to Receive ACS National Award

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Caltech provost is the recipient of the 2019 Ronald Breslow Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry.

David Tirrell

January 29, 2019

David Tirrell, Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and the Carl and Shirley Larson Provostial Chair, will be honored with the 2019 Ronald Breslow Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry, under the American Chemical Society's national awards program. Tirrell’s research interests lie in macromolecular chemistry and in the use of non-canonical amino acids to engineer and probe protein behavior.

According to the ACS website, the Ronald Breslow Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of biomimetic chemistry. The award was established on March 24, 2001 at a symposium held at Columbia University in honor of Ronald Breslow's 70th birthday by his friends, former students, and associates. Dr. Breslow is the S.L. Mitchill Professor of Chemistry and University Professor of Columbia University. Dr. Tirrell will accept this honor at an awards ceremony at the 257th ACS National Meeting in April.

Jacqueline K. Barton, John G. Kirkwood and Arthur A. Noyes Professor of Chemistry; Norman Davidson Leadership Chair, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, received this award in 2003.