RESEARCH HONOR: Burton named Damon Runyon Fellow for cancer research

Jan. 13, 2017 3:11 p.m.

Antony Burton, a postdoctoral research fellow in chemistry, has been named a Damon Runyon Fellow by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. The nonprofit organization supports innovative early-career researchers in cancer. Working with Tom Muir, the Van Zandt Williams Jr. Class of 1965 Professor of Chemistry and chair of the department, Burton studies how chemical modification of histone proteins leads to changes in the structure of chromatin, with implications for gene transcription patterns and cancer. Burton is one of 16 fellows — all postdoctoral scientists — named this year.