Amy Palmer and J. Mathias Weber, assistant professors of chemistry at the University of Colorado at Boulder, have been awarded prestigious 2010 Sloan Research Fellowships.
"The Sloan Research Fellowships support the work of exceptional young researchers early in their academic careers, and often at pivotal stages in their work," says Paul L. Joskow, President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Palmer and Weber are among 118 faculty members from 56 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada who are conducting research at the frontiers of physics, chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics and neuroscience.
Weber's research is dedicated to understanding how molecules interact with each other to form complexes and how energy flows through molecules. Palmer studies signaling pathways in cells, especially in relationship to how they contribute to diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer's.
Grants of $50,000 for a two-year period were awarded to the two researchers.