Postdoc Wins Prestigious K99 Award

Xiongyi Huang, a postdoctoral researcher in Professor Frances Arnold's lab, has received a K99/R00 NIH Pathway to Independence Award designed to foster the tranisiton of new investigators to research independence. It provides close to $1 Million in funding to support his research and for starting his own lab. His research is focused on developing new enzymatic platforms for synthesis of bioactive organofluorines-a class of compounds that comprises over 20% of all pharmaceuticals. These research efforts will empower the development of new fluorine-based therapeutics and provide a paradigm for bringing non-biological chemistries to life.

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