Todd Hyster, associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology, has received the National Fresenius Award from Phi Lambda Upsilon, the national chemistry honor society. The award honors outstanding early-career chemists.
Hyster’s organic chemistry lab develops new biocatalytic methods to address long-standing reactivity and selectivity challenges in organic synthesis. The lab specializes in causing enzymatic and organic reactions not found in nature to create new molecules and identifying protein/catalyst hybrids to generate energy. The new tools being developed by the lab can be applied in the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries.
Hyster received the Arthur C. Cope Scholars Award in 2021. He is also a Searle Scholar, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow and a winner of the Amgen Young Investigator Award.