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07-15-2008

Clarkson University Student Guinevere Strack Receives ACS Award

Guinevere M. Strack of Parishville, N.Y., a graduate student pursuing her master of science degree in chemistry at Clarkson University, has been selected to receive a travel award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Biological Chemistry. This award will support of her attendance at the ACS national meeting in Philadelphia in August.

Strack has been working as a research assistant with Professor Evgeny Katz on a project related to biomolecular computing. This research studies biochemical mimicking of computing operations/devices using enzyme-based systems and their coupling with "smart" signal-responsive materials. Strack formulated her results into three papers, which were recently published in the prestigious scientific journals J. Am Chem. Soc., J. Phys. Chem. B and ChemBioChem.

"Guinevere is one of my best students for the last 20 years," said Katz. "She has demonstrated great perseverance and initiative. She is not only interested in and motivated to learn the material, but puts great work into assimilating it to her own experience and developing her own ideas about each scientific topic we discuss."

Strack is planning to continue her study for her Ph.D. at Clarkson, continuing her work in Katz’s research group.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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