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Pierre honored as outstanding young investigator

Assistant Professor Valerie Pierre has been honored as an outstanding young investigator in the field of biological inorganic chemistry. She has been named the Edward I. Stiefel lecturer for the 2012 Metals in Biology Gordon Research Conference.

Pierre will present her latest metallobiochemistry research at the 2012 Metals in Biology Gordon Research Conference, which is scheduled for January 22, through January 27, in Ventura, CA.

The Edward I. Stiefel award winner is chosen by the chairman of the Metals in Biology Gordon Research Conference from a pool of researchers nominated by senior investigators in the field.

The award commemorates the legacy of Ed Stiefel who earned his doctorate in 1967 from Columbia University. He served on the faculty at the State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook and Princeton University, was a senior investigator at the Charles F. Kettering Research Laboratory, and was a researcher in the Catalytic Materials Group at ExxonMobil. He organized and chaired Gordon Research Conferences. He died in 2006, and this young investigator award honors his legacy.