Carrie Partch, University of California, Santa Cruz, received the 2022 NAS Award in Molecular Biology.

Partch’s transformative work has shed light on the protein-based signaling mechanisms and structural assemblies that give rise to circadian rhythms. 

Partch’s studies reveal protein dynamics and interactions at the core of molecular circadian timing mechanisms in both mammals and in cyanobacteria. Her unique approach to the field combining biochemistry, molecular biophysics, and structural biology has provided a deeper mechanistic understanding of how these clocks function at the molecular level.    

The NAS Award in Molecular Biology is supported by Pfizer Inc. and recognizes a recent notable discovery by a young scientist who is a citizen of the United States. The award is presented with a medal and a $25,000 prize.


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