Professor Martin D. Burke, the May and Ving Lee Professor for Chemical Innovation, and Professor of Chemistry, has been elected a member of The American Society for Clinical Investigation.
The ASCI announced the election of the Society’s new members for 2021 on Feb. 12, 2021. They were officially inducted into the Society on April 8, 2021, as part of the 2021 AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting, that was held virtually.
The new members come from 43 different institutions and represent excellence across the breadth of academic medicine. The ASCI Council recommended 80 nominees (the limit according to the ASCI bylaws) for election from the 245 nominations submitted for consideration.
Professor Burke completed his undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University in 1998 and his PhD at Harvard University in 2003. After completing an MD at Harvard Medical School, he joined the faculty in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois in June of 2005. His research interests are in the area of organic chemistry with a specific focus on the synthesis and study of small molecules with protein-like functions.
Burke is also a professor and associate dean for research at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, a professor at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology and affiliate with Biochemistry.