Benjamin P. Tu, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry at UT Southwestern Medical Center, was honored on March 27 with the 2014 Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research. Tu was recognized for innovative studies of once-unappreciated molecules that may someday improve treatments for cancer or conditions associated with aging.
The award is given by the Houston-based Welch Foundation, one of the nation’s oldest and largest sources of private funding for basic research in chemistry. The Welch Foundation presents the $100,000 award annually to honor early career scientists at Texas institutions who are expanding the frontiers of chemistry.
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Watch a brief video about Dr. Tu's work: