Univeristy of Chicago assistant professor of molecular genetics and cell biology Michael Rust, PhD, has been named one of 22 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences today by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
The scholars are outstanding early career researchers whose fields of study range from genetics to neuroscience to biophysics. Each scholar will receive flexible funding to investigate some of the world’s most pressing health problems. They join a community of more than 500 Pew scholars whose ranks include multiple recipients of Nobel Prizes, Lasker Awards, and MacArthur Fellowships.
Rust’s research combines optical microscopy of living cells and single molecules with biochemistry and mathematical modeling to understand the function of small networks of biological molecules, in order to explain the origin of systems properties and better understand the intracellular environment in which biological systems function. You can read more about his work on his laboratory’s website.