Biochemist Christiane Wiese wins NSF CAREER award

Christiane Wiese, an assistant professor of biochemistry, has been awarded a five-year CAREER Award by the National Science Foundation. CAREER Awards are among the most prestigious grants given to faculty members just starting their academic careers, and are designed to support creative projects that effectively integrate research and teaching.

Funding for Weise’s project, titled “Molecular analysis of gamma-tubulin ring complex (gamma-TuRC) structure and function,” will support her ongoing studies of the centrosome, a tiny organelle that plays a crucial function in cell division and as an organizing center for microtubules.