Gates & Jurisson Named ACS Fellows

Kent Gates
Silvia Jurisson
Jordan Yount
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College of Arts & Science

The American Chemical Society has named the 2016 class of ACS fellows, which includes two chemistry professors at the University of Missouri. Kent Gates, the Herman G. Schlundt Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, and Silvia Jurisson, professor of chemistry and radiology, are among the 57 scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and made important contributions to ACS, the world’s largest scientific society.

The 2016 fellows will be recognized at a ceremony and reception August 22 during the society’s 252nd national meeting and exposition in Philadelphia. The ASC Fellows Program was created by the organization in 2008 to “recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and the society.”

Jurisson received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and her doctorate from the University of Cincinnati. She completed her postdoctoral work at MU in 1986 and has taught at the university since 1991. Her research interests include inorganic and radiopharmaceutical chemistry, including targetry, separations and radiotracer syntheses, technetium clathrochelates, and radiotracers in plant biology.

Gates earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Kansas and his doctorate at Northwestern University and then served as a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology. He began teaching at MU in 1993. Gates’ research interests include bioorganic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, chemical toxicology, organic chemistry, nucleic acid chemistry, and mechanisms of enzyme inactivation.

The official list of names appears in the July 2016 issue of Chemical & Engineering News.

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by Congress with nearly 157,000 members. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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