Members of the laboratory of Prof. Scott Silverman have identified synthetic DNA enzymes that cleave amide bonds, which are fundamental components of proteins.
- Led by Professor Scott Silverman, Illinois chemists have used DNA to do a protein’s job, creating opportunities for DNA to find work in more areas of biology, chemistry and medicine than ever before.
- Dr. Scott Silverman has been chosen to receive the Campus Award for Excellence in Guiding Undergraduate Research.
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- Scott Silverman, a chemistry professor at Illinois who has done pioneering work with DNA enzymes, hopes that "by capturing Darwinian evolution in new molecules, we might be able to better understan
- Scott Silverman has received the 2009 Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry given by the American Chemical Society's Division of Biological Chemistry.
- Professor Scott Silverman of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois was recently selected as a 2007 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
- Eleven faculty members of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been awarded the distinction of AAAS Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
- Joseph P. Gerdt, an undergraduate researcher with Scott Silverman, was awarded a $1,000 Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research. Sigma Xi is an international honor society of science and engineering research.