David Boehr receives NSF Career Award

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11 January 2011

David Boehr, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been chosen to receive a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. CAREER is a Foundation-wide activity that "offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations."

Boehr uses biochemical and biophysical techniques to study the role of protein dynamics in enzyme function, coordination, and regulation. In particular, he uses nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) — a structural technique that takes advantage of the magnetic properties of atomic nuclei to reveal information about molecules in order to analyze enzyme dynamics.