Science Day 2011
The Laboratory of Structural Biology received several awards at the Intramural Science Day.
Staff Scientist Geoffrey A. Mueller, Ph.D. from the NMR group received the award for Outstanding Staff Scientist.
Dr. Mueller proceeded to give a presentation on the “Structural Characterization of Allergens from Dust Mites and Peanuts.” He detailed his work at the institute and how it relates to the origins of allergic disease and possible improvements in immunotherapy for the treatment of allergy.
Principal Investigator R. Scott Williams, Ph.D. was presented with the Early Career Award.
His presentation was entitled, “DNA Repair at the Interface of Genotoxic Stress and Neurological Disease.”
Post Docs Nisha Cavanaugh, Ph.D. (DNA Repair and Nuclei Acid Enzymology Group) and Scott Lujan, Ph.D.(DNA Replication Fidelity Group) were invited to give short presentations to the Intramural program.
The DIR paper of year was awarded for the work: The Structure of the Dust Mite Allergen Der p 7 Reveals Similarities to Innate Immune Proteins. Geoffrey A. Mueller, Lori L. Edwards, Jim J. Aloor, Michael B. Fessler, Jill Glesner, Anna Pomés, Martin D. Chapman, Robert E. London , and Lars C. Pedersen. (2010) J. Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 125(4): 909-917
The award was accepting by LSB members Geoffrey A. Muller, Ph.D (first author) and Lars Pedersen (senior author).