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Professor Judy Kim Named 2018 Fellow of the American Chemical Society

July 16, 2018 | By Cynthia Dillon

Judy KimThe American Chemical Society (ACS) has awarded the distinction of fellow to Professor Judy Kim. Her contributions to biophysical chemistry and spectroscopy—with a focus on membrane protein folding and amino acid radicals—plus her service to the Division of Physical Chemistry, including the Biophysical Subdivision and Undergraduate Physical Chemistry Awards, earned her the distinction. She was also recognized for her leadership as vice chair of the Graduate Education Advisory Board. She will be honored at the 2018 National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston in August.

Kim joined the UC San Diego Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty in 2005. She developed a program focused on biophysical chemistry where she investigates biomolecules in cell membranes. Her research exemplifies the exciting progress that can be made in understanding biological processes by working at the intersection of chemistry, physics and biology. Additionally, Kim has been a leader in undergraduate and graduate education and has served as vice chair of Education for the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry from 2012 to 2017.

The ACS Fellows Program recognizes and honors ACS members for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to the science and the profession and for their equally exemplary service to the society.

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