Susan Henry, professor of molecular biology and genetics and the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) from 2000 to 2010, won the 2013 Avanti Award in Lipids, according to the August issue of the magazine of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, ASBMB Today.
The award recognizes outstanding research contributions in the area of lipids, naturally occurring molecules that are structural components of cell membranes involved in energy storage and signaling. Henry is noted for her research on regulation of lipid metabolism and lipid-mediated signaling, using yeast as a model system.
A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Microbiology, Henry is also past chair of the National Institutes of Health Advisory Committee on Research on Minority Health.
As part of the honor, Henry has been invited to present a lecture at the 2013 ASBMB Annual Meeting, which will be held in Boston in April 2013.