Ron Raines honored by Royal Society of Chemistry

Biochemistry professor Ron Raines has been selected to receive the 2013 Jeremy Knowles Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry (London). This annual award is “to recognise and promote the importance of inter- and multi-disciplinary research between chemistry and the life sciences.”

Raines is being recognized for his work illuminating the catalytic mechanism of ribonuclease A, the subsequent transformation of this enzyme into a potent anti-cancer agent and for identifying n to pi star (n–>pi*) interactions as previously unrecognized forces that stabilize proteins.