W.H. Peterson Award 

The history of the W.H. Peterson Award goes back 50 years. The first Peterson Award was presented at the 191st ACS National Meeting in New York City in 1969. The list of recent recipients is listed below. 

Oral Presentation Award Winners

Year Award Winner Presentation Title University Advisor(s)
2019 Evan Day ngineering a bioluminescence-based protein kinase reporter for in vivo, longitudinal studies of receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor response  University of Virginia Matthew Lazzara
2018 Ashty Karim Building a bridge between cell-free experimentation and cellular metabolic engineering  Northwestern University Mike Jewett
2017 Lisa Tostanoski Engineered Polyelectrolyte Multilayers to Promote Immune Tolerance UMD College Park Chris Jewell
2016 Shannon Stone Bio-orthogonal chemistry enables proteomic analysis of Staphylococcus aureus during mammalian infection. Caltech David Tirrell
2015 Stephanie Galanie Synthetic biochemical production of medicinal protoberberine alkaloids in yeast. Stanford University Christina Smolke
2014 Nick Marchand Synthetic communication and density-dependent gene regulation in Bacillus megaterium. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Cynthia Collins
2013 Joseph Perchiacca Structure-based design of domain antibodies specific for misfiled proteins. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Peter Tessier
2012 Sravanti Kusuma Guiding the derivation of endothelial cells from human pluripotent stem cells in 2D, feeder free differentiation scheme. Johns Hopkins Sharon Gerecht
2011 Siguang Sui New Mechanistic Look at Vintage Cell Cultivation Method University of Minnesota Wei-Shou Hu
2010 Megan Mason Engineering humanized monoclonal antibodies for improved expression in Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute Susan Sharfstein
2009 Robert Deitcher Effects of resin properties on the kinetics and thermodynamics of protein unfolding in
HIC investigated by global and local hydrogen exchange
University of Virginia Erik Fernandez
2008 Prateek Gupta Hypersecretion of recombinant
proteins in E. coli by translation engineering
Cornell Kelvin H. Lee
2007 Rohan Fernandes Nanofactories for synthesis and delivery of signaling molecules: A tool for engineering metabolism University of Maryland William E. Bentley
2006 Brian Timko Designing and implementing an electronic interface between nanowires and neurons Harvard University Charles M. Lieber
2005 Gargi Seth Engineering mammalian cells for bioprocessing by altering epigenetic gene silencing University of Minnesota Wei-Shou Hu
2004 Brian Baynes Stabilization of Proteins against Aggregation Massachusetts Institute of Technology Daniel I. C. Wang and Bernhardt L. Trout
2003 Vy Lam Monitoring of viral spread and the development of cellular defensive responses to vesicular stomatitis virus infections in vitro University of Wisconsin-Madison John Yin
2002 Peter M. Tessier Predictive protein crystallization by rapid screening of osmotic second viral coefficients. University of Delaware Abraham Lenhoff
2001 Stephen R. Dziennik Effect of ionic strength on protein uptake rates in ion exchange chromatography particles University of Delaware Abraham Lenhoff
2000 Philip Gibbs Imaging polarimetry for high throughput chiral screening University of Houston Richard Willson
1999 William R. Farmer Reprogramming the regulatory circuits of Escherichia coli UCLA James C. Liao
1998 Stefanie Pluschkell Growth and glutamic acid production by Bacillus methanolicus MGA3 University of Minnesotta Michael C. Flickinger
1997 Camilla Mei-Fang Kao Structure, Function and Engineering of Modular Polyketide Synthases Stanford University Chaitan Khosla
1996 Frank Skraly Metabolic engineering of 1,3-propanediol production from glycerol and from sugars University of Wisconsin Douglas C. Cameron


Poster Presentation Award Winners

Year Award Winner Presentation Title University Advisor (s)
2019 Ammar Arsiwala Designing vaccines that elicit broadly neutralizing antibodies  Georgia Tech Ravi Kane
2018 Julie Robinson Insights into the effect of pH on mAb surface properties and selectivity in multimodal chromatography systems  RPI Steve Cramer
2017 Silvia Pirrung Chromatographic Process Development for Complex Biological Feedstock TU Delft Marcel Ottens
2016 Shu Zhu Platelet-targeting thiol reduction sensor detects protein disulfide isomerase activity on activated platelets in mouse and human blood under flow University of Pennsylvania Michael Diamond
2015 Jeremy Sauer Remote activation of TRPV1 for therapeutic effect Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Jonathan Dordick
2014 Krunal Mehta Enzyme-based target decontamination of Bacillus cells and spores Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Jonathan Dordick & Ravi Kane
2013 Shantanu Sule High-throughput analysis of concentration-dependent antibody self-association Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Peter Tessier
2011 Diwakar Shukla Rational design of additives for inhibition of protein aggregation MIT Bernhardt Trout
2010 Varnika Roy Analogs of the bacterial signaling molecule AI-2 as quorum quenchers U. Maryland College Park William Bentley
2009 Melissa Holstein Understanding protein-ligand interactions in multimodal chromatography
using NMR
Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute Steven Cramer
2008 Shailendra Singh Biologically programmed synthesis
of hybrid semiconductor CdSe/ZnS nanocrystals
U. California at Riverside Wilfred Chen
2007 Christopher J. Morrison Investigation of chemically sensitive displacers using robotic High Throughput Screening, SPR, NMR and MD simulations Rensselaer Polytechnic Steven Cramer and Jonathan Dordick
2005 Ryan Woodyer Protein engineering of phosphate dehydrogenase for NAD(P)H regeneration University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Huimin Zhao and Wilfred van der Donk
2004 Kaushal Rege Parallel Synthesis and High-Throughput Evaluation of Novel Multivalent Polycations and Cationic Polymers for DNA Binding Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Steven Cramer
2003 Tricia M. Coleman An investigation into the size-activity relationship of RNA catalysis. University of Southern Mississippi Faqing Huang
2002 Karthik Viswanathan Engineering the Sialylation Pathway in Insect Cells Johns Hopkins University Michael Betenbaugh
2001 Nihal Tugcu Anion Exchange displacer discovery using high-throughout screening and quantitative structure efficacy relationship models Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Steven Cramer
2000 Ganesh Vedantham Protein structural integrity loss during continous infusion therapy Carnegie Mellon University Todd Przybycien
1999 Michael L. Hoffman Metabolic engineering of the production of 1,2-Propanediol in Saccharomyces cerevisiae University of Wisconsin Douglas C. Cameron
1998 Bruno Figueroa Using anti-apoptosis genes to extend mammalian cell survival in culture John Hopkins University Michael J. Betenbaugh
1996 Robin Curtis   UC-Berkeley John Prausnitz

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