Resnick Fellows Jackson Cahn and Michael Webb Named McCoy Award Winners.
Resnick Fellows Jackson Cahn (Arnold Group) and Michael Webb (Miller Group) have both been named recipients of the Herbert Newby McCoy Award given in recognition of outstanding achievement in research by Chemistry graduate students.
Cahn's thesis is titled "Engineering, Predicting, and Understanding Nicotinamide Cofactor Specificity". His research maps a general solution to a recurring protein engineering challenge that significantly accelerates the process of optimizing the function of newly designed biosynthetic pathways. It also provides a model for the development of further semi-rational protein engineering approaches to drive industrial biocatalysis forward. Learn More.
Michael Webb’s thesis is titled "Ion Transport in Polymer Electrolytes: Principles for Design". His research aims to improve rechargeable lithium-ion batteries via rational molecular design of enhanced and safer polymer electrolyte systems. Learn More.