CONGRATULATIONS TO PROFESSOR Christina Woo ON RECEIVING THE 2022 DAVID Y. GIN YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD!
Professor Christina Woo, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, has won the 2022 David Y. Gin new Investigator Award for outstanding contributions to research in carbohydrate chemistry by scientists in the first seven years of their independent career.
Prof. Woo earned her BA in chemistry from Wellesley College in 2008. Subsequently, she carried out her Ph.D. research at Yale University under the direction of Prof. Seth Herzon. Following postdoctoral studies with Prof. Carolyn Bertozzi at University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University, she began her independent career at Harvard University in 2016.
Prof. Woo’s research combines rational design of small molecules and proteins with chemical proteomics technology to chemically control and study the O-GlcNAc proteome. Her numerous awards include the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher–Scholar Award (2020), National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2020), Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award (2019), Albert P. Sloan Research Fellow in Chemistry (2019), International Chemical Biology Society Young Chemical Biologist Award (2018), NIH DP1 Avenir Award (2018), Ono Pharma Foundation Breakthrough Science Award (2018), and Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards at the Scientific Interface Fellow (2015–2020).