Lippard Lab News


August 16, 2019
Former postdoc Amit Vernekar reports that he has moved on from BITS Pilani to join the CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai, India, as a Scientist.  The CSIR is among the world's largest publicly-funded R&D organizations.


July 22, 2019
Former Lippard Lab member Kogularamanan "Rama" Suntharalingam reports that he is now an Associate Professor in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Leicester.  In other news, Rama and wife Verity are expecting another daughter in mid-October.


June 25, 2019
Former lab member Dong Wang has been promoted to full professor at UCSD's Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaeceutical Sciences.  Congratulations!


June 11, 2018
Congratulations to Prof. Lippard, who received an Honorary Doctorate from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem today!


May 22, 2018
Former postdoc Nora Kulak and husband Eray welcomed their third child, Defne Julie, into the world on May 12.  Sister Ida Charlotte and brother Leander Ege are pleased with the new addition to their family!


April 20, 2018
Former postdoc Amit Vernekar has started a new position at the Hyderabad campus of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani.  We also hear that he was recently named as an INSPIRE Faculty Award winner by the Ministry of Science and Technology's Department of Science and Technology.  Congratulations!


April 12, 2018
The lab welcomes yet another young member! Malay Patra and wife Saonli are the proud parents of son Somrik, born on April 9.


January 4, 2018
Congratulations to former lab member Mi Hee Lim, who will soon be an Associate Professor at KAIST in Daejeon, South Korea.


December 27, 2017
Former postdoc Yang Li reports that he was recently promoted to Associate Professor in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Chongqing University.  Nice work!


December 5, 2017
Former lab member R. Lynn Rardin has been selected as Brandeis University's 2017 Lou Ennis Staff Award winner.  Congratulations!


December 3, 2017
Congratulations to Malay Patra, who has accepted a position at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai.  He plans start there in July or August of 2018.


August 2, 2017
The Lippard Lab family continues to grow!  Welcome to the world Nila, daughter of Rama and Verity Suntharalingam.


July 19, 2017
Congratuatlions to Mik Minier on his new Designgineer and Tech Producer gig at computer game producer Section Studios.


June 15, 2017
Congratuatlions to former postdoc Erwin Reisner, who has been promoted to Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge.


May 2, 2017
Congratulations to former lab member Amy Rosenzweig, whose election to the National Academy of Sciences was announced today!  Amy is the Weinberg Family Distinguished Professor of Life Sciences and Professor of Molecular Biosciences and Chemistry at Northwestern University.


May 1, 2017
Former lab member Suzanne Bruhn continues to be a mover and shaker in the biotech business world.  She was recently named president and CEO of Proclara Biosciences, a Cambridge-based company working to develop novel therapies for proteopathies such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.


April 27, 2017
Congratulations to Prof. Lippard, who will receive the 2017 American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal on Heritage Day in May.  The award recognizes exemplary service to the science of chemistry and the profession of chemistry or chemical engineering in the United States.


April 12, 2017
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has announced that Jeremy Berg and former Lippard Lab postdoc Christopher Chang are among the 228 members of its class of 2017 fellows and foreign honorary members.  Congratulations to both Jeremy and Chris.


April 3, 2017
Congrats to Tim Johnstone, who recently accepted a position as an assistant professor in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at UC Santa Cruz!  He plans to make the transition from Canada to California in July, 2018.


March 15, 2017
Melissa Zastrow has accepted a position as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Houston.  Her appointment begins Fall, 2017.  Congrats!


January 25, 2017
Steve and a number of lab members attended the Metals in Biology Gordon Conference in Ventura, CA, on January 25, 2017.


August 8, 2016
The final edition of the Lippard Group Newsletter has been published.  It includes Steve's announcement that he plans to retire from MIT at the end of the summer of 2017.


Samuel Awuah has accepted a position as an assistant professor in the departments of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Kentucky.  His appointment begins Spring, 2017.


The lab returned to the Vineyard in the summer of 2016 for a clam bakc!


The 2016 ACS Award For Affordable Green Chemistry goes to Shannon S. Stahl and the 2016 ACS Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award to Seth M. Cohen, both former Lippard Lab postdocs.  Congrats!


Congratulations to Dr. Gilles Berger, who joined the Lippard Lab as both a 2015 Fulbright Scholar and a 2015 Belgian American Educational Foundation Fellow.


Congratulations to Dr. Sabine Becker, who was awarded a 2015 Leopoldina Postdoc Scholarship by the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina!


Congratulations to former Lippard Lab member Kogularamanan "Rama" Suntharalingam!  Dr. Suntharalingam, whose achievement has been recognized by the Royal Society of Chemistry, is the Leverhulme Research Fellow in Bioinorganic Chemistry at King's College London.


Congratulations to former Lippard Lab member Yuji Mikata, who was recently promoted to full professor by Japan's Nara Women’s University.


Congratulations to former lab member Dong Wang, who was recently promoted to associate professor with tenure by University of California, San Diego.  Prof. Wang earned his Ph.D. in 2004 at MIT under the direction of Prof. Lippard.


Professor Lippard was named the 2015 recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry.  This prestigious award recognizes and honors Prof. Lippard's pioneering research on the role of metal atoms in biology and medicine, including the study of platinum anticancer drugs and of the structure and function of an enzyme that allows microbes to live on natural gas.


On January 13, 2015, the lab celebrated the nine countries represented among the graduate students and postdocs with a pot-luck supper held in the Noyes Room.


The Lippard Lab observed the summer of 2014 with a trip to Martha's Vineyard.


Congratulations to former lab member Kogularamanan "Rama" Suntharalingam, winner of the Dalton Young Researchers Award 2014.


Professor Lippard presented the 42nd Annual James R. Killian, Jr., Faculty Achievement Award Lecture on April 1, 2014.  Video of the talk is available.


Professor Lippard was named as the 2014 Priestley MedalalistC&EN featured a "Trailblazer and Mentor" cover story on Prof. Lippard's career and published his full acceptance address.


Congratulations Professor Lippard, 2013 recipient of MIT’s James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award.


Congratulations to former Lippard Lab member Suzanne Bruhn!  Dr. Bruhn has been included by Mass High Tech in their "Women to Watch 2013" list.  She serves as President and CEO of Promedior, a clinical-stage biotechnology company pioneering the development of targeted therapeutics to treat diseases involving fibrosis.  She earned her Ph.D. at MIT in 1992 under the direction of Prof. Lippard.  Dr. Bruhen has been profiled by Boston Business Journal.


Congratulations to Wen Chyan!  He has been selected to receive MIT's 2013 Department of Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Award for outstanding achievement in inorganic chemistry.  Wen has been doing undergraduate research in the Lippard lab since 2011.


Congratulations to Amit Majumdar, who is now a father!


Congratulations to Ali Liang, who has been selected to receive a 2013 Graduate Women of Excellence award from MIT's Office of the Dean for Graduate Education.


Congratulations to former Lippard Lab member William M. Davis.  Dr. Davis was recently appointed Director of Physical Evidence at the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  He earned his Ph.D. in 1984 at Columbia University under the direction of Prof. Lippard.


Congratulations to former Lippard Lab member Matthew Sazinsky, who was recently granted tenure by Pomona College!  Prof. Sazinsky earned his Ph.D. in 2004 at MIT under the direction of Prof. Lippard.


Congratulations to former Lippard Lab member Jeremy J. Kodanko, who recently received tenure at Wayne State University!  Prof. Kodanko was an NIH postdoctoral fellow at MIT under the direction of Prof. Lippard from 2003-2006.


Congratulations to former Lippard Lab member John F. Hartwig, who was recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences!  Prof. Hartwig was an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellow at MIT under the direction of Prof. Lippard from 1990-1992.


Congratulations Prof. Lippard!  Steve received the inaugural 2012 Christopher J. Frederickson Prize from the International Society for Zinc Biology.  He received this prize jointly with collaborator Dr. James O. McNamara from Duke University.


Congratulations Justin J. Wilson, recipient of the 2011 IPMI Metalor Technologies Graduate Student Award!


Prof. Lippard was recently interviewed for the 50th Anniversary of the journal Inorganic Chemistry!


Congratulations to former Lippard Lab member Professor Kathy Franz, who recently received tenure at Duke University.  She received her Ph.D. from MIT under the direction of Prof. Lippard in 2000.


Congratulations Prof. Lippard!

On August 23, 2010 Prof. Lippard was awarded the "Cold Iron Award" in recognition of more than 40 years of inspiring, promoting, and encouraging women in chemistry.  Over 80 women have either received a Ph.D. or worked as postdoctoral or visiting scientists in the Lippard lab.


Professor Lippard is now a grandfather!


Professor Lippard has been awarded the 2010 Ronald Beslow Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry.  Congrats!


Congratulations Professor Lippard, recipient of the 2009 Linus Pauling Medal!  You are in good company.


Congratulations Professor Lippard, 2004 recipient of the National Medal of Science!