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Chemist lands national award
May 8, 2003

Alexander Li, Washington State University associate professor of chemistry, has been awarded a $240,000, three-year Beckman Young Investigator award. Li is one of 20 scientists across the nation that the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation recognized in its effort to encourage research in chemistry and the life sciences, “particularly to foster the invention of methods, instruments and materials.” Li, who came to WSU from Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2000, is noted for molecular design, materials synthesis and functional nanosystems. His recent work relates to the development of bio-sensors, “molecular machines” that can detect such things as specific DNA damage, the protein markers that are … » More …