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03/16/2012 07:00:00

American Chemical Society Honors Shu-ou Shan

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has honored Shu-ou Shan, professor of chemistry at Caltech, with this year's Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry.

According to the ACS website, the purpose of the award is "to recognize an outstanding graduate student and her or his preceptor(s), in the field of chemistry, as broadly defined."

Shan was honored as preceptor along with Xin Zhang, a student at the Scripps Research Institute.

They were selected "for pioneering mechanistic studies on the fidelity of protein targeting mediated by the signal recognition particle system," and they will be honored at an awards ceremony on March 27 in conjunction with the 243rd ACS national meeting in San Diego.

Written by Allison Benter