9th Hansch Award to Heather Carlson

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Heather A. Carlson of University of Michigan in Ann Arbor was selected as the 2008 Corwin Hansch Award recipient. This award recognizes the work of a young investigator in QSAR and modeling with the expectation that she or he will continue to advance the field for many years to come.
 
Dr. Carlson's main contributions are the incorporation of protein flexibility into virtual screening and the creation of the Binding MOAD database of well-resolved ligand-protein structures annotated with experimentally determined binding data. She applies the techniques of computational chemistry to the problems of molecular recognition between ligands and proteins, ranging from fundamental biophysics to the design of inhibitors of HIV-1 protease, dihydrofolate reductase, p53-MDM22, and beta-secretase.

Dr. Carlson serves on the editorial boards of the journals Proteins: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics and Chemical Biology and Drug Design, and was an associate editor of Proteins: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics and Annual Reports in Computational Chemistry produced by the ACS COMP division.
Most important details from Dr. Carlson's CV:
   
Education  
1991 B.S. in Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics, Magna Cum Laude, North Central College, Naperville, Illinois
1992 M.S. in Physical Chemistry, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
1997 Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
     
Postdoctoral Experience
1997-2000 Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. J. Andrew McCammon, University of California, San Diego
     
Positions - all at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor
2000 - 2006 John Gideon Searle Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy
2001 - 2006 Assistant Professor of Chemistry, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
2001 - Associated Faculty of the Biophysics Research Division
2002 - Associated Faculty of the Bioinformatics Graduate Program
2006 - Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy
2006 - Associate Professor of Chemistry, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
 
(a list of Dr. Carlson's publications on PubMed)

Last Updated: October 9, 2008

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