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Jacqueline Barton Priestley Medal Awarded In 2015

Jacqueline Barton

Jacqueline Barton

Award Name : Priestley Medal

Year of Award : 2015

Award for : Chemistry

Location : Pasadena, California, United States


Jacqueline Kapelman Barton (born New York City, NY), is an American chemist. She worked as a Professor of Chemistry at Hunter College (1980–82), and at Columbia University (1983–89) before joining the California Institute of Technology (1989-to the present). She is currently the Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Caltech.Barton studies the chemical and physical properties of DNA and their roles in biological activities.

 The primary focus of her research is transverse electron transport along double-stranded DNA, its implications in the biology of DNA damage and repair, and its potential for materials sciences applications such as targeted chemotherapeutic treatments for cancer. She won Priestley Medal in 2015.

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