Honorable Mention - One-Sun Lee

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry

Submitted by Lee, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. George Schatz's laboratory, this computer rendering depicts a self-assembled structure made up of short chains of amino acids, or peptides.  Amino acids are the naturally occurring building blocks of proteins. Structures such as this are being designed and studied for their potential to promote the regeneration of damaged neurons and treat patients with spinal cord injuries.