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Tom Muir Joins Faculty

The Princeton University Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Professor Tom W. Muir will be joining our faculty effective January 2011. He has been named the Van Zandt Williams, Jr. Class of 1965 Professor in Chemistry.  Professor Muir’s areas of research focus primarily is in organic chemistry, biochemistry, and cell biology.

Prior to his appointment at Princeton, Professor Muir was a senior research associate at the Scripps Research Institute and a Professor at Rockefeller University. He has received numerous awards including, the Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists and the Vincent du Vigneaud Award in 2008, the Irving Sigal Young Investigator Award in 2005, the Leonidas-Zervas Award in 2002 and a Burroughs Wellcome Fund New Investigator Award in 1999. He was deemed an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in 1999 and a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences in 1997. Dr. Muir is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

To learn more about Professor Muir and his research please visit his website.