MSI PI Erin Carlson Receives Rising Star Award


MSI PI Erin Carlson (Chemistry) has been selected to receive a 2017 Rising Star Award from the American Chemical Society Women Chemists Committee. This award recognizes early- to mid-career women chemists. An article about Professor Carlson’s work appears on the chemistry department’s website.

Professor Carlson uses MSI resources for computer modeling of inhibitors of several classes of proteins. These proteins may be useful as drug targets in the development of antibacterial agents, and the models enable the researchers to visualize how the compounds bind to them.