Biochemistry Professor Daniel Keedy is the recipient of a $100,000 Cottrell Scholar Award.
Daniel A. Keedy, assistant professor in The City College of New York’s Division of Science, is among 24 outstanding teacher-scholars in chemistry, physics, and astronomy named recipients of Research Corporation for Science Advancement’s 2022 Cottrell Scholar Awards. Each award is $100,000.
“These exceptional teacher-scholars are chosen not just for their research and educational programs but for their potential to become academic leaders at their institutions and beyond,” said RCSA President & CEO Daniel Linzer.
“The class of 2022 joins an innovative and impactful community,” said RCSA Senior Program Director Silvia Ronco. “We look forward to seeing these latest awardees leave their mark on the face of science and academia throughout their careers.”
As their careers advance, Cottrell Scholars become eligible to compete for several additional levels of funding through the Cottrell Plus Awards. Scholars meet each July at the annual Cottrell Scholar Conference to network, exchange ideas, and develop collaborative projects with potential national impact. This year’s event is scheduled for July 6-8 in Tucson, Arizona.
Keedy is a biochemist who is affiliated with the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s Structural Biology Initiative and the CUNY Graduate Center, in addition to CCNY. His project is entitled “Illuminating Structural Motions that Underlie Allostery in Dynamic Phosphatase Enzymes.” His research on protein structural flexibility, temperature-dependent X-ray crystallography, and allosteric regulation has led to over 15 publications in leading scientific journals and over 10 presentations at a variety of scientific meetings.
Founded in 1912, the Research Corporation for Science Advancement is a private foundation that funds early stage, high-potential basic research in the physical sciences (astronomy, chemistry, physics, and related fields) at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. It creates and supports inclusive communities of early career researchers through two core programs: the Cottrell Scholar Program and Scialog.
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