Chemistry Professor Wins 2017 Marion Milligan Mason Award

Duke Chemistry Professor Emily Derbyshire is the recipient of AAAS Marion Milligan Mason Award. Photo by Duke University Photography..
Headshot of Professor Emily Derbyshire

Emily Derbyshire, an assistant professor of chemistry at Duke, has been named one of five recipients of the 2017 Marion Milligan Mason Award for Women in the Chemical Sciences by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The awards, granted every other year to leading early-career female scientists, provide $50,000 in research funding as well as leadership development and mentoring opportunities.

Derbyshire, who holds a secondary appointment in the Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Department, leads a research team that is harnessing a variety of chemical and biological tools to understand the biology of malarial parasites with the goal of identifying new treatments.