Nozomi Ando, associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology, is being honored with the 2024 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Mildred Cohn Young Investigator Award for her outstanding and field defining contributions to the fields of protein dynamics.
Ando has dedicated her career to “seeing” atoms using high energy X-rays with a technique called diffuse scattering, advancing the field by developing new programs for the modeling of atoms to describe their movement. With Cornell’s High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS), Ando and her lab use X-rays to “see” proteins and the way they move. The resulting snapshots of the structures of proteins are crucial to human health and the environment.
The Mildred Cohn Award also recognizes Ando as a scientific leader dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM.