2019 Inorganic Mechanisms Award Winner


Professor Alison Butler

Professor Alison Butler

University of California, Santa Barbara

 

Awarded for pioneering research into the mechanistic bioinorganic chemistry of the marine environment.

 

 


About the Winner


Alison Butler was an undergraduate in Chemistry at Reed College and she received her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in 1982. She was a NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA with Joan Valentine and Caltech with Harry B. Gray before joining the faculty in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1986. She is the recipient of an American Cancer Society Junior Faculty Research Award; the 2018 American Chemical Society (ACS) Alfred Bader Award in Bioinorganic or Bioorganic Chemistry and an ACS Cope Scholar Award in Organic Chemistry (2019).   Professor Butler is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a Fellow of the American Chemical Society, and most recently she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2019.   She has served as President of the Society for Biological Inorganic Chemistry (2012-2014; an international society), and she has been elected Chair of three Gordon Research Conferences: Environmental BioInorganic Chemistry (2006), Metals in Biology (2004) and Marine Natural Products (2002).  


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