This award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in one or more of the areas of biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, biophysics or chemical biology.
Roger and Georges Firmenich Professor of Natural Products Chemistry Ronald T. Raines has been named the winner of the 2022 Murray Goodman Memorial Prize. Established in 2007 in honor of Murray Goodman, the Founding Editor of Biopolymers, this award is given annually in honor of outstanding accomplishments in one or more of the areas of biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, biophysics or chemical biology.
The prize consists of a symposium in association with the Division of Biological Chemistry (BIOL) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) at the ACS Spring meeting the year following the award, a dinner in recognition of the recipient at the meeting, as well as a monetary prize and an invitation to write a Review for Biopolymers.
Raines was chosen as this year’s winner in recognition of his seminal contributions to biochemistry and chemical biology, elucidating fundamental interactions that govern protein structure, stability, folding and mechanisms.
Using techniques that range from synthetic chemistry to cell biology, the Raines group is illuminating in atomic detail both the chemical basis and the biological purpose for protein structure and protein function.