Professor Rathod receives Medicines for Malaria Venture Project Award

Pradip Rathod, Professor of Chemistry and Adjunct Professor of Global Health, was recently awarded a Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) project award. The award was presented in Dar es Salaam by the President of Tanzania, Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete. Prof. Rathod received the award as a member of a group of researchers who are investigating new anti-malarial drugs. The award was presented in recognition of the international team’s “impressive progress to rapidly bring DHODH inhibitors towards clinical testing”.

Read about the MMV project award here.

To learn more about Prof. Rathod and his research, visit his faculty web page.

Former professor Younan Xia ranked one of top materials scientists

Younan Xia, UW Professor of Chemistry from 1997 to 2007, was recently ranked number four on The Times Higher Education list of “Top Materials Scientists of the Past Decade.” The scientists named were ranked by the influence of their publications during the period from 2000 to 2010, as measured by the number of citations per paper. The list is essentially a “who’s who” of the outstanding scientists in this field. The top 11 investigators on the list achieved an extraordinary average of over 100 citations per paper for 26 or more papers. Ranked at number four on the list was Professor Younan Xia, currently on the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis. Xia began his  independent academic career in the UW Department of Chemistry in 1997 and was on the faculty through 2007, for most of the period during which the influential papers were published. Chemistry Chair Paul Hopkins believes that Xia “is an extraordinary scientist, with a unique combination of creativity, intellect, and energy that he focuses on his scientific pursuits. We were very sorry to lose Professor Xia, but are proud that he was able to develop his extraordinary program at our institution. I congratulate him!”

View the rankings here.