Link Awarded Sloan Research Fellowship
A. James Link, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, has been named a 2013 Sloan Fellow, in the field of chemistry. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation established the Fellowships in 1955 to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded “in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field”, and come with a $50,000 unrestricted research grant. As a Sloan Fellow, Professor Link will work to develop our understanding of peptides to the point where they can be applied as therapeutic platforms; for example, topologically-constrained peptides that could augment, and perhaps replace, current antibiotics, as a way to combat bacterial antibiotic resistance.