UA Researcher Wins American Chemical Society Award
University of Arizona researcher Vahe Bandarian is the 2010 recipient of the Pfizer Award in Enzyme Chemistry from the American Chemical Society Division of Biological Chemistry.
The award – established in 1945 and consisting of a gold medal and honorarium – is given to stimulate fundamental research in enzyme chemistry by scientists who are 40 or younger.
The 39-year-old Bandarian, associate professor with the department of chemistry and biochemistry, was recognized for his research, which uses the tools of chemistry and of biology to elucidate the biosynthetic pathways by which deazapurine-containing metabolites are produced. read more »