Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging (MBIB) faculty scientist Markita Landry has been named the winner of the 2020 Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award. The award recognizes the achievements and aspirations of a talented young molecular spectroscopist who has made strides early in his or her career toward the advancement of molecular spectroscopy techniques and applications. The award will be presented to Landry at the SciX 2020 conference in October in Sparks, Nevada, where she will give a plenary lecture and be honored in a special symposium.
Landry is also an assistant professor in chemical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Her laboratory’s research focuses on the intersection of single-molecule biophysics and nanomaterial-polymer science to develop new tools, such as near-infrared (NIR) fluorescent probes, to characterize biological systems. Her research has generated nanoparticle-polymer conjugates for imaging and spectroscopic detection of neuromodulation in the brain, and for the delivery of genetic materials into plants for crop biotechnology applications.
Read the Spectroscopy press release to learn more about the award.