NESACS Members Named ACS Fellows for 2020
Penny J. Beuning
Contribution to the science/profession: Recognized for creative insights in the biophysics and biochemical functions of DNA repair and other enzymes, strong commitments to undergraduate and graduate education, and to the professional development of faculty.
Contribution to the ACS community: Recognized for outstanding service to the Chemical Toxicology Division, the Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs, and a tireless commitment to mentoring early career scientists and future faculty.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Emeritus)
Contribution to the science/profession: Experiments establishing the mechanism of ribonucleotide reductases, polyester synthases, and natural product DNA cleavers; use of chemical investigations to solve biological problems.
Contribution to the ACS community: Involved in making Biochemistry a requirement for all undergraduate chemists; Program Chair and Head of the Biological Chemistry Division; felt equally at home in the Bioinorganic/Inorganic Division.