Several members of the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in Protein Structure and Function at the University of Kansas were approved for promotion and the award of tenure in spring 2015. Those promoted to full professor were Wonpil Im, molecular biosciences, bioinformatics (Pilot Project Leader); Audrey L. Lamb, molecular biosciences (Research Investigator and Pilot Project Leader); Jennifer S. Laurence, pharmaceutical chemistry (Research Investigator), and Emily E. Scott, medicinal chemistry (Research Investigator and Pilot Project Leader).
One of the three main objectives of the COBRE program is to grow a critical mass of new and continuing investigators focused on the broad theme of protein structure and function. Since its inception, COBRE-PSF has supported 41 junior and senior faculty investigators by providing research support and a professional development program with mentoring by accomplished senior faculty researchers.
Compiled from articles by KU Office of Public Affairs.