to Patrina Pellet (Senior Chemistry and Biology Major)
Patrina Pellet (Senior Chemistry and Biology
Major) was named one of twelve outstanding young scientists who
received a very significant National Institute of Health scholarship.
This scholarship funds students who are committed to careers in
biomedical, behavioral, or social science health-related research.
She will receive up to $20,000 per year for tuition, educational
expenses, and living expenses. She will also have a 10-week summer
research experience and a year-long internship, both at NIH in Bethesda,
Also, see the information in the Campus
to Dr. Neil Kelleher (Class of 1992)
On June 13th, 2005, PLU chemistry graduate
Dr. Neil Kelleher (1992) was named one of the recipients of
the 2004 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
This is the nation's highest honor for professional scientists
at the onset of their careers. Neil was one of 58 scientists who
receive the award at the White House. Dr. Kelleher received the
award for his pioneering work on what is called "top-down" proteomics
where proteins are analyzed using Fourier transform mass spectroscopy.
See link at University
of Illinois, and at NIH.
to Dr. Robert Krieger (Class of 1967)
Robert Krieger (PLU Class of 1967, BS Chemistry;
PhD, Cornell, 1970; presently faculty in Environmental Toxicology
at UC Riverside), received an award at a symposium in his honor
at the the American Chemical Society 229th National Meeting
in San Diego, Monday, March 14, 2005. The award symposium was the "ACS
International Award for Research in Agrochemicals Sponsored
by BASF Corporation: Symposium in Honor of Robert Krieger."
Also, Dr. Krieger was the winner of the Public Communication Award from the Society of Toxicology this spring. (More info)
Dr. Krieger's UC Riverside home page
can be found at here.
Faculty Grant Success: Dr. Myriam
Dr. Myriam Cotten was awarded a Research Corporation
Cottrell College Science Award the spring of 2004. Her award has
been given a new status (Jan. 2005) and is now designated the "Brian
Andreen Cottrell College Science Award." This is an additional
honor and includes an extra $5000 for her research. Congratulations!
Here is the original citation from Research Corporation.
Myriam Cotten, Department of Chemistry, Pacific
Lutheran University: Solid-state NMR investigations of molecular
recognition and biological function at interfaces using antimicrobial
Link to Research Corporation:
Cottrell College Science Award
Dean Waldow Receives "Faculty
Excellence in Research" Award