August 14, 2009

American Chemical Society honors Guengerich

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Fred Guengerich, Ph.D.

American Chemical Society honors Guengerich

F. Peter (Fred) Guengerich, Ph.D., has been named to the first class of American Chemical Society Fellows in recognition of excellence in science and the profession, and outstanding service to the ACS.

Guengerich, the Harry Pearson Broquist Professor of Biochemistry and director of the Vanderbilt Center in Molecular Toxicology, will be honored with 161 other fellows on Aug. 17 at the ACS national meeting in Washington, D.C.

“Fred Guengerich richly deserves to be a member of this select group,” said Michael Waterman, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Biochemistry. “Not only does this honor recognize his accomplishments in chemistry and biochemistry; he is one of only four chemists having research focus in the area of toxicology to be selected in this initial group.

“Fred is a remarkable scientist, having published more than 581 refereed publications,” Waterman continued. “He is one of Vanderbilt’s most highly regarded faculty members.”

A member of the Vanderbilt faculty since 1975, Guengerich has received numerous honors for his teaching and research including, in April, the 2009 award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research from the American Association for Cancer Research.

A complete list of ACS Fellows was published in the July 27 issue of Chemical & Engineering News.