Postdoctoral associate Julia Stauber (Spokoyny group) has been named as a recipient of the 2018 DIC Young Investigator Award.
Stauber was recognized by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Inorganic Chemistry (DIC) for her work with Professor Kit Cummins at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) during her Ph.D. studies. She will participate in the DIC Young Investigator Symposium to be held at the Fall ACS National Meeting in Boston where she will present the research she carried out during her Ph.D. studies at MIT and her current work conducted in the UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry pertaining to the use of organometallic reagents for biomolecule modification. She will receive a $1,000 honorarium and a plaque to commemorate her participation in the event.
Julia received her B.Sc. from the University of California, San Diego, and her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from MIT, where she conducted research in the Cummins lab preparing novel transition metal complexes and studying their applications in anion sensing and flow battery technologies. She joined Professor Alexander Spokoyny‘s group at UCLA in the Fall of 2017, where she is developing bioconjugation strategies mediated by organometallic complexes.