Timothy Bumpus, a third-year C&CB graduate student in the Baskin Group, was awarded the 2018 Gordon Hammes Scholar Award. This award, which is sponsored jointly by Biochemistry and the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry from the American Chemical Society, seeks to recognize those at the bench – graduate students, postdocs, and undergraduates – for the outstanding work they do. Bumpus was selected as this year’s winner in part based on his recent first-author paper, “Ex Uno Plura: Differential Labeling of Phospholipid Biosynthetic Pathways with a Single Bioorthogonal Alcohol”, published earlier this year as part of the Future of Biochemistry Special Issue.
The award is named in honor of Gordon G. Hammes, a former Editor-in-Chief of Biochemistry, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Professor Emeritus in C&CB, and a pioneer in enzymology. Bumpus will deliver a research talk at the Gordon Hammes ACS Biochemistry Symposium at the 256th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Boston, Aug. 19–23, 2018.
For more information, please see the award announcement, which includes an interview with Bumpus, on the ACS Axial website.