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Haynes chosen to deliver emerging leader in chemistry lecture

Chemistry Professor Christy Haynes has been awarded the New Orleans Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture by the American Chemical Society Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group.

As recipient of this award, Haynes will deliver a lecture on her research during the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans in April 2013. Her lecture will focus on biological and ecological toxicity in engineered nanomaterials.

Thirteen candidates were considered for this lecture award. Haynes was nominated by the analytical division.

Haynes is an emerging leader in the areas of nanoparticle toxicity and nanotherapeutics. She has pioneered the technique of carbon-fiber microelectrode amperometry to study the effect of nanoparticle uptake on cellular physiology. In her seven years as an independent scientist, she has been designated a Kinship Foundation Searle Scholar, a National Institutes of Health New Innovator, and an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow. She has won numerous awards including a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, and a Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award. Most recently, she was featured Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10.”

Chemistry Professor Mark Distefano is chair of the Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group.

Photo of Christy Haynes by Steve Niedorf.