Date: December 3, 2009

SecA signal sequence complex 400We are proud to recognize that our own Prof. Charalampos (Babis) Kalodimos is the recipient of the Irving Sigal Young Investigator Award from the Protein Society. The citation from the Protein Society announcement is pasted below. Congratulations, Babis!

(from the Dec. 4, 2009 press release of The Protein Society)
Dr. Charalampos Kalodimos of Rutgers University will receive The Irving Sigal Young Investigator Award, sponsored by Merck Research Laboratories, in recognition of his significant contribution to the study of proteins by a scientist in the early stages of an independent career. Dr. Kalodimos is being honored for his landmark study of the mechanism of protein secretion. He was able to solve the structure of the SecA protein in complex with a signal sequence using advanced NMR and isotope labeling techniques. Dr. Kalodimos’ lab has recently shed new light on ‘dynamic allostery’. Dr. Kalodimos is a rising star who possesses tremendous energy, vision and passion.”