The American Chemical Society this week announced that Patrick Daugherty, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has won its Young Investigator Award. The award, which includes a $3,000 prize, is sponsored by Genentech.
The Society said it recognized Daugherty for his “outstanding contributions to the field of protein engineering, including the development of novel peptide display methodologies, fluorescent protein sensors, and library screening methodologies.”
Daugherty will deliver the Biochemical Technology Young Investigator Award Lecture at the ACS meeting in Boston in August. His research interests focus on developing and applying methods to diagnose and treat disease by applying emerging biotechnologies to molecular and cellular engineering.
Daugherty completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Wash, after receiving his PhD at the University of Texas at Austin.
Daugherty previously received the Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award, a National Science Foundation Career Award, and the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Research Award.