AUSTIN, Texas—Dr. Michael Krische, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named one of three recipients of the 2002 Lilly Grantee Award in Organic Chemistry.
The award, which comes with a two-year, $100,000 research grant, is given to untenured faculty in commitment "to the development of promising young scientists who will be the scientific and educational leaders in the area of organic chemistry."
Krische was recognized for work performed by his research group involving catalytic stereoselective carbon-carbon bond formation.
"The scientists at Eli Lilly represent a collection of the nation’s top organic chemists," Krische said. "As such, receiving recognition of my group’s research in the form of this award is a very special honor for myself and the talented students in my group."
Other recipients of the national award are Justin Du Bois of Stanford University and Patrick Harran of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.