John Kuriyan, senior faculty biologist in the Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging Division, was named the recipient of The Protein Society 2017 Stein and Moore Award. Named for Nobel laureates William Stein and Stanford Moore, this award venerates their contribution to understanding the connection between chemical structure and catalytic activity of the active center of the ribonuclease molecule.
With this award, Kuriyan is being recognized for his scientific discoveries that have led to understanding the regulation of eukaryotic cell signaling and the phenomenon of processivity in DNA repair. His contributions include seminal studies on the structural basis of regulating protein interactions and molecular mechanisms associated with cancer. These insights come from work on protein kinases such as the Src-family kinases and the epidermal growth factor receptor.
The award will be conferred this July in Montreal, Canada, at the 31st Annual Symposium of The Protein Society, which is the premiere international society dedicated to supporting protein research. To learn more about Kuriyan’s research, please visit the Kuriyan Lab.