Dustin Maly named a 2012 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar

Assistant Professor Dustin Maly has been named a 2012 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar by The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program supports the research and teaching careers of talented young faculty in the chemical sciences. Based on institutional nominations, the program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship attained within the first five years of their appointment as independent researchers, and a demonstrated commitment to education, signaling the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching. The Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program provides an unrestricted research grant of $75,000.

To learn more about the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program, please visit the Dreyfus Foundation website. To learn more about Prof. Maly, please visit his website and research group page.

Dustin Maly Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure

The Department of Chemistry congratulates Assistant Professor Dustin Maly on his promotion to associate professor with tenure. Professor Maly’s research aims to understand the enzyme families that are involved in cellular signal transduction. The final goal of these studies is to identify new molecular targets for the treatment of human disease. Professor Maly’s research group integrates techniques from organic chemistry, biochemistry, structural biology, proteomics, and cell biology to develop new tools that provide a greater understanding of diverse signaling processes.

To learn more about Professor Maly’s research, please visit his faculty page or his research group website.

Dustin Maly awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

Dustin Maly, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been awarded a 2011 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. The fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars in recognition of achievement and the potential to contribute substantially to their fields.

Research in the Maly group focuses on developing new chemical tools that allow a greater quantitative understanding of cellular signaling than is possible with currently available methods.  The group uses the tools of organic synthesis to generate cell permeable small molecules that allow the activation or inactivation of specific signaling enzymes in living cells. 

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To learn more about Dustin Maly’s research, visit his faculty page and research group website.

Dustin Maly wins NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor Dustin Maly has received a CAREER (Faculty Early Career Development) Award from the National Science Foundation. The CAREER Program is a Foundation-wide program that “offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.”

Maly received his NSF CAREER Award for his research proposal, “CAREER: Small-Molecule-Regulated Signaling Proteins.” The goal of the research is to engineer mammalian signaling enzymes that can be regulated with cell-permeable small molecules.

For more information about the NSF CAREER Award program, please visit the program website.

For more information about Dustin Maly and his research program, please visit his faculty page.

Dustin Maly joins faculty as Assistant Professor

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Dustin Maly as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry. Dr. Maly earned his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 2002. Dr. Maly’s interests are in the field of biological chemistry and catalysis, and his research is focused on the chemical biology of signal transduction.

For more information about Dustin Maly and his research program, please visit his faculty page.