Weeks Earns International Proteolysis Society Young Investigator Award

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Assistant professor Amy Weeks.

Amy Weeks, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry, has been awarded a Young Investigator Award by the International Proteolysis Society (IPS).

Weeks examines the proteome — a set of proteins encoded in the genes present in a cell at any given time — and develops and applies tools to examine both spatially and temporally the hundreds of thousands of modifications made within human cells to the proteins that the cells produce. The Young Investigator Award recognizes this work, which bridges the gap between spatial analysis of the proteome and research approaches to identifying protein function.

Weeks’ research not only provides insights into biological function but also explores potential new biomarkers and therapeutic targets for human disease.