|Alma Mater||Williams College,Harvard University|
|Fields||Chemical Biology, Enzymology, Microbiology, Biochemistry|
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Emily P. Balskus is an American chemical biologist, enzymologist, microbiologist, and biochemist born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1980.
Since 2012 she has been invited to give over 170 lectures, has held positions on various editorial boards, and served as a reviewer for ACS and Nature journals among others.
Balskus received her Ph.D. with organic chemist, Eric Jacobsen, at Harvard in 2008.
She then made the switch from organic chemistry to chemical biology as she pursued a postdoctoral fellowship from 2008 through 2011 at Harvard Medical School with natural products researcher Christopher Walsh.
In 2009 she became a member of the Microbial Diversity Summer Course at the Marine Biology Lab at Woods Hole and received training in microbial ecology and environmental microbiology.
A recent achievement (2019) of the Balskus lab was elucidating the mechanism by which the genotoxin, colibactin, damages DNA.
Volunteering Balskus was a co-organizer of the 2019 Keystone Conference on chemical and biological considerations of the gut microbiota.
- 2020 - Alan T. Waterman Award
- 2019 - Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award
- 2019 - Laureate in Chemistry, Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists
- 2019 - Saltman Award Lecture, Metals in Biology Gordon Research Conference
- 2018 - Science News "10 Scientists to Watch"
- 2018 - Finalist, Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists
- 2018 - Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award
- 2017 - Pfizer Award in Enzyme Chemistry
- 2016 - Hirata Award, Nagoya University and the Hirata Foundation
- 2016 - HHMI-Gates Faculty Scholar
- 2015 - Chemical and Engineering News Talented Twelve
- 2015 - Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
- 2015 - Cottrell Scholar Award
- 2015 - NSF CAREER Award
- 2015 - ACS "Talented 12" Award
- 2014 - MIT Technology Review Innovator Under 35
- 2014 - Royal Society of Chemistry Natural Products Reports Emerging Investigator Lectureship
- 2014 - Sloan Research Fellowship
- 2014 - Thieme Chemistry Journal Awardee
- 2014 - Damon Runyon–Rachleff Innovation Award
- 2013 - George W. Merck Fellowship
- 2013 - Kavli Fellow, National Academy of Sciences
- 2012 - NIH Director’s New Innovator Award
- 2012 - Searle Scholars Program