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Michael Summers

summersProfessor of Chemistry and Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Uses NMR to study proteins and macromolecular interactions, with a major emphasis on the structural proteins that comprise HIV-1. Serves as a mentor to high school, undergraduate and graduate students of which the majority are from underrepresented minority groups. Led efforts to develop programs for retaining minority students in the science. Recipient of the Carl Branden award of the Protein Society, the Emily M. Gray Mentoring Award of the Biophysical Society, the ASBMB Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education, the Mentor Award of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Microbiology Hinton Award for Mentoring, and the White House Presidential Award for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.

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