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Julius Lucks receives 2016 ACS Synthetic Biology Young Investigator Award

Monday, June 27, 2016

Julius Lucks, assistant professor (CBE), has received the 2016 Young Investigator Award from the American Chemical Society’s journal ACS Synthetic Biology.

The award was established in 2014 and recognizes the contributions of a scientist who has made a major impact on the field of synthetic biology early in his or her career. The journal noted Lucks’ work with RNA and how it can be used as a tool to regulate cellular processes across the genome.

“It is an incredible honor to be recognized with the ACS Synthetic Biology Young Investigator Award,” Lucks said in the journal’s online announcement of the award. “The field of synthetic biology is at an extremely exciting moment in its history, as can be seen clearly through all of the great work being published in ACS Synthetic Biology. For my group and I to be recognized with this prestigious award by the American Chemical Society is an inspiration. It has made us even more excited to unlock the potential of RNA, and to keep building the synthetic biology community.”

Lucks will be presented with the award at the Synthetic Biology: Engineering, Evolution & Design Conference, July 18-21, in Chicago.

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