Postdoc Denise Okafor in the Ortlund Lab Receives Burroughs Wellcome Award

Denise

Dr. Denise Okafor was awarded a Burroughs Wellcome Fund “Career Award at the Scientific Interface (CASI)” grant.  This award provides $500,000 over five years to bridge advanced postdoctoral training and the first three years of faculty service. The BWF CASI program supports exciting research careers at the interface between the physical/ computational sciences and the biological sciences.  Denise is in Dr. Eric Ortlund’s lab and will use molecular dynamics to investigate how evolution shaped the allosteric networks within steroid hormone receptors to generate new ligand specificity.

Congrats, Denise!