Frances Yap, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, was named one of 22 Pew Scholars in Biomedical Science for 2012. The Pew Scholars program provides funding to young, outstanding investigators whose research is aimed at increasing human health.
Each of 180 participating institutions is invited to nominate one individual each year for this prestigious award. Dr. Yap’s research areas focus on misregulated translation in ribosomes and antibiotic resistance in E. coli.
The announcement of the 2012 awardees was made on June 14. Please see the full story on the Pew Scholars website for further details. You can also read about Frances’ award in Newslink and in the St. Louis Business Journal.