Professor Anne Kenworthy, PhD, will receive the 2023 Mildred Cohn Award in Biological Chemistry, from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. According to ASBMB “the award recognizes and honors scientists at all stages of their careers who have made substantial advances in understanding biological chemistry using innovative physical approaches.” It will be conferred at the annual meeting in March 2023 in Seattle.
Anne’s outstanding work over many years beautifully embodies the intent of this award. She uses innovative light and electron optical imaging techniques to visualize membrane nanodomains, lipid rafts, and caveolae as platforms for cell signaling in health and disease. She studies how toxins enter cells, how mutations in caveolins cause pulmonary arterial hypertension and breast cancer, and how lipid rafts contribute to the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Anne is the Associate Director of the Center for Membrane and Cell Physiology.