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Fiedler named 2013 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar

July 25, 2013. Princeton, NJ. The Rita Allen Foundation announced today that Dorothea Fiedler, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, is one of seven scientists who have been named 2013 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars. The scientists were nominated by their home research institutions in the United States and selected by a scientific advisory committee of leading scientists and clinicians. The selected scholars will each receive grants of up to $110,000 annually for a maximum of five years to pursue innovative research.

Fiedler’s research program is aimed at understanding the multiple ways that nature utilizes phosphate in both protein signaling pathways and metabolic networks. Her research combines inorganic, physical organic, and supramolecular chemistry, with genetics, metabolomics, and molecular biology techniques en route to identifying potential targets for the design of new therapeutics.

Since 1976, more than 100 young leaders in biomedical science have been selected as Rita Allen Foundation Scholars. The program embraces innovative research with above-average risk and promise. Scholars have gone on to win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, the National Medal of Science, the Wolf Prize in Medicine, and the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.

More information at the Rita Allen Foundation.